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City: Prijedor

20 July 2016

Eight Bosnian War Victims Buried in Prijedor

Hundreds of local residents paid their respects in Kozarac near Prijedor as the remains of eight people killed by Bosnian Serb forces during wartime were laid to rest over 20 years after they died.
31 May 2016

‘White Ribbon Day’ Commemorates Killed Bosnian Children

Several hundred people gathered in Prijedor to remember May 31, 1992, when the Bosnian Serb authorities ordered all non-Serbs to mark their houses with white flags or sheets.
23 May 2016

Policeman’s Lawyer Urges Bileca Prisoner Abuse Acquittal

The defence lawyer for Zeljko Ilic, one of three former policeman accused of crimes against humanity in the Bileca area in 1992, called for his client to be acquitted.

20 May 2016

Bosnia Indicts Ex-Mujahideen Fighter for Kidnapping Croats

Mirsad Hodzic, also known as Abu Dzafer, a former member of the Bosnian Army’s El Mujahid detachment, is accused of abducting and torturing three Croat civilians in Travnik in 1993.

5 May 2016

Bosnian Court Destroys Family Murders Investigation File

The Basic Court in the town of Prijedor destroyed an investigation file on the murders of five members of a Croat family during the war, allegedly by Serb forces, because it considered the material “worthless”.
18 April 2016

Mladic’s Defence Disputes Mass Grave Autopsies

A pathologist testifying in defence of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic contested an autopsy report about war victims’ bodies exhumed from a mass grave at the Tomasica mine near Prijedor.
11 March 2016

Defendant in Zecovi Trial Did Not Approve Crimes, Witness Says

A protected state prosecution witness testified at the trial of fourteen former Bosnian Serb fighters charged with attacking the village of Zecovi in 1992. The witness said he didn’t hear defendant Radomir Stojnic giving any orders, using the word “clean,” or approving any crime.
7 March 2016

Zmijanjac Trial Begins after Guilt Admission Agreement Fails

The trial of Dragoja Zmijanjac began with a reading of the indictment and the presentation of introductory statements by the defense and the prosecution. Zmijanjac has been charged with crimes against humanity in the Prijedor area.

26 February 2016

Protected Witness Describes Seeing Bodies in Zecovi and Gradina

A protected state prosecution witness testifying at the trial of fourteen former members of Bosnian Serb forces said he remembered seeing bodies in Zecovi and Prijedor, near Gradina.
23 February 2016

Defense Witnesses Say Koncar Helped Others in Wartime Prijedor

Testifying in defense of Drago Koncar, a witness said the defendant used to bring him food and firewood during the war. He said as far as he knew the defendant hadn’t commit any crimes during the war.

16 February 2016

Defense Witness Describes Drago Koncar as “Extremely Positive”

Testifying in defense of Drago Koncar, a witness said the defendant used to visit her family in the village of Jaruge in the municipality of Prijedor during the war. She said she never heard that he committed any crimes.

15 February 2016

Freed Hague Tribunal Convict Arrested for War Crimes

Bosnian Serb ex-policeman Darko Mrdja, who has already served a sentence for massacring Bosniaks, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in torturing and killing prisoners in Prijedor in 1992.
12 February 2016

Former Police Officer Describes Attack on Civilians in Zecovi

A protected state prosecution witness described witnessing civilians being killed during an attack on the village of Zecovi near Prijedor.
9 February 2016

Witnesses Describe Conflict in Prijedor Area in 1992

Testifying at the trial of three defendants charged with war crimes in the Prijedor area, defense witnesses described the security situation in Prijedor in the spring of 1992.

8 February 2016

Possible Admission of Guilt for Prijedor Crimes

The state prosecution announced at a status conference that negotiations on an admission of guilt for crimes committed in the Prijedor area had begun, as per an initiative taken by the defense of Dragoja Zmijanjac.