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Case: Vlaco Branko

14 May 2015

Vlaco Sentenced to 13 Years Under New Sentence

The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court has reduced Branko Vlaco’s sentence. Under the new decision, Vlaco has been sentenced 13 years in prison for war crimes committed in the Vogosca area near Sarajevo.

25 February 2015

Bosnian Serb Army Fighter Branko Vlaco Seeks Acquittal at Retrial

The Bosnian state prosecution requested that the appellate chamber of Bosnia’s state court sentence former Bosnian Serb fighter Branko Vlaco to a long-term prison sentence. Vlaco’s defense requested an acquittal or the revokal of his fifteen year prison sentence.

4 July 2014

Bosnian Serb Camp Warden Jailed for Prisoner Abuse

Former warden Branko Vlaco was sentenced to 15 years in jail for crimes against humanity for abusing non-Serb prisoners at detention camps in Vogosca near Sarajevo in 1992.
2 July 2014

Protector of detainees or an abuser

On July 4, after a trial spanning a year-and-a-half, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina will deliver its verdict to Branko Vlaco, who is charged with crimes in Vogosca in 1992.

19 June 2014

Bosnian Serb Jail Warden Urges Prisoner Abuse Acquittal

The defence lawyer for former prison warden Branko Vlaco said the evidence at his trial proved that he helped rather than abused prisoners at detention centres in Vogosca near Sarajevo.
6 June 2014

Long-term Imprisonment for Branko Vlaco Requested

Presenting its closing statement, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, requests the Court to sentence indictee Branko Vlaco to long-term imprisonment for crimes committed in the Vogosca area.
 

29 April 2014

Presentation of Evidence Completed

The presentation of evidence at the trial of Branko Vlaco, who is charged with war crimes in the Vogosca area, has been completed with the examination of a protected witness and presentation of additional material evidence by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH.
8 April 2014

Slept in a School Building Voluntarily

A first witness, testifying in defence of Branko Vlaco, who is charged with crimes in the Vogosca area, says that men from Gornja Bioca, who were capable of military service, stayed in a school building voluntarily.
1 April 2014

Indictee Vlaco’s Request Rejected

Branko Vlaco, who is charged with crimes committed in detention facilities in Vogosca, fails to appear in court, so the Trial Chamber postpones the examination of his first Defence witness.
19 March 2014

Tear Gas in “Bunker”

Testifying at the trial of Branko Vlaco for crimes in Vogosca, a State Prosecution witness describes his detention in “Bunker”.

12 March 2014

Prisoners’ ‘Bones Broken’ at Vogosca Jail Camps

At the trial for wartime crimes at Bosnian Serb detention camps in Vogosca near Sarajevo, a forensics expert said exhumed victims’ remains showed signs of violent assaults.
5 March 2014

New Evidence Against Vlaco Presented

At the trial for crimes in Vogosca, the Bosnian State Prosecution introduced around 60 pieces of evidence, to which Branko Vlaco’s Defence objected to 20.
26 February 2014

Vlaco Signed Lists of Detainees

The State Prosecution includes, in the case file, 200 pieces of material evidence against Branko Vlaco, who is charged with crimes in the Vogosca area.
12 February 2014

Applying Make-up on Prisoners ahead of Exchange

As the trial of Branko Vlaco for crimes in the Vogosca area continues, a statement, in which a late State Prosecution witness said that he was hit by the indictee in 1992, is read in the courtroom.
5 February 2014

Bosniak Prisoners Recall Vogosca Jail Camp Abuse

Witnesses told the trial for wartime crimes at Bosnian Serb detention camps in Vogosca near Sarajevo that guards and soldiers abused and sexually assaulted prisoners held there in 1992.