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Case: Zelenika Ivan

9 December 2015

Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for Abusing Bosniaks

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Ivan Zelenika was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for the inhumane treatment of Bosniak civilian detainees in Mostar during wartime.

4 December 2015

Verdict in Zelenika Trial Expected Next Week

Presenting its closing statement at the Ivan Zelenika trial, the cantonal prosecution of Mostar called upon the trial chamber to find the defendant guilty. The defense called for a verdict of release.

27 November 2015

Zelenika Testifies In Own Defense, Never Heard of Injured Parties

Ivan Zelenika testified in his own defense at the cantonal court in Mostar. He said he had never heard of Almir Lalic or his father, Muhamed Hamo Lalic, both civilians he allegedly abused.

3 November 2015

Defense Witnesses Say Zelenika Never Mistreated Heliodrom Detainees

Testifying in defense of Ivan Zelenika, two witnesses said they never heard that the defendant mistreated detainees in the Mostar area.
9 October 2015

Defense Witnesses Say Zelenika Treated Heliodrom Prisoners Correctly

Defense witnesses testifying at the Ivan Zelenika trial told the cantonal court of Mostar that the defendant always acted correctly towards Heliodrom detention camp prisoners.

17 September 2015

Zelenika Witness Says He Didn’t See Abuse of Injured Party

A defense witness testifying at the Ivan Zelenika trial said he didn’t see or hear of former Heliodrom detention camp prisoner Almir Lalic being mistreated by the defendant. Almir Lalic himself also testified at the trial.

9 September 2015

Zelenika Fails to Appear in Court

The cantonal court of Mostar has postponed the Ivan Zelenika trial, because the defendant failed to appear at the hearing.
25 June 2015

Witnesses Confirm Assault of Injured Party in Zelenika Trial

Witnesses testifying at the Ivan Zelenika trial described the injuries sustained by the injured party after he was allegedly beaten by the defendant.

29 May 2015

Cutting Victim’s Neck

The trial of Ivan Zelenika opened before the Mostar Cantonal court with the reading of the charges and testimony of first witnesses.
19 February 2015

Zelenika Requests Mental Health Evaluation

Mostar’s cantonal court has postponed the Ivan Zelenika trial until the court can determine whether Zelenika is mentally stable enough to follow the trial.
22 January 2015

Trial of Zelenika Postponed

The Mostar Cantonal Court postpones the trial of Ivan Zelenika for crimes in Mostar, because his Defence attorney Branko Karadeglic fails to appear in court.
26 September 2014

Ivan Zelenika Will Be Tried in Mostar

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, announces that the trial against Ivan Zelenika, who is charged with crimes against Bosniaks in the Mostar area, will be conducted before the Cantonal Court in Mostar.
9 September 2014

Zelenika Pleads not Guilty of Crimes in Mostar

Ivan Zelenika pleads not guilty to the charges contained in a second State Prosecution’s indictment, charging him with crimes against Bosniaks in the Mostar area.

25 August 2014

Indictment for Crimes in Mostar Confirmed

The State Court confirms an indictment against Ivan Zelenika, charging him with crimes in the Mostar area from late 1993 to mid-1994.
1 August 2014

Court Rejects Indictment against Ivan Zelenika

The State Court rejects an indictment under which the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has charged Ivan Zelenika with having committed war crimes against Bosniak civilians in the Mostar area.