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7 June 2016

Oric Trial: Woman Recalls Husband’s Shooting

A prosecution witness said she was told that her husband, one of former Bosnian Army commander Naser Oric’s alleged victims, was shot through the mouth in a trench.


7 June 2016

Bosnian Court Closes ‘Srebrenica Genocide Denial’ Trial

In order to prevent potential unrest, the trial of a Serb victims’ association leader for inciting hatred by describing the Srebrenica genocide as “God’s justice” will be held behind closed doors.


6 June 2016

Fighters Admit Murder, Torture in Bosanski Novi

Former fighters Stojan and Zoran Kenjalo and Dragan Balaban agreed a plea bargain and admitted they were guilty of crimes against humanity in the Bosanski Novi area.


1 June 2016

Fugitive Bosnian Serb General’s Trial Delayed in Serbia

The Belgrade trial of Novak Djukic, already convicted in Sarajevo of ordering a deadly artillery strike on the town of Tuzla, was delayed until further notice because court transcripts haven’t arrived.


31 May 2016

UN Court Rejects Plea to Release Karadzic

The UN war crimes court in The Hague rejected a request from the defence of former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic to grant him temporary release.


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.


30 May 2016

Bosnian Army Visegrad Commander Goes on Trial

The trial of Ahmet Sejdic, wartime commander of the First Visegrad Brigade of the Bosnian Army, who is accused of crimes against Serb civilians and prisoners of war, opened at the state court.


27 May 2016

Bosnia War Victims Slate Call to Release Karadzic

Representatives of Bosnian victims' associations have condemned reports that the Hague tribunal is considering temporarily releasing the former Bosnian Serb leader.


25 May 2016

Massacre Victims Remembered in Tuzla, Bosnia

People in Tuzla commemorated the 21st anniversary of a Bosnian Serb attack that killed 71 and injured 120, while the commander convicted of ordering the strike continued to contest the verdict.


24 May 2016

Witness Recalls Electric Shock Torture in Bileca

At the trial of four former Bosnian Serb soldiers, a prosecution witness said that he was abused and tortured with electric shocks at a local barracks in the town of Bileca in 1992.


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.


23 May 2016

Bosnia Fines Football Clubs for Nationalist Chants

Over the 2015-16 Bosnian football league season, the country’s clubs had to pay a total of more than 140,000 euros in fines, many for their supporters’ use of nationalist chants and slogans.


20 May 2016

Radovan Karadzic Lawyer Paid $1,000 a Day

The UN war crimes court pays around $1,000 a day to US lawyer Peter Robinson while he is working on former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic’s appeal against his conviction.


20 May 2016

Croatian Defence Council Fighter ‘Beat Up Prisoners’

Witnesses told the trial of former Croatian Defence Council fighter Almaz Nezirovic, accused of abusing prisoners in Derventa and Bosanski Brod, that the defendant beat them with a rubber baton.


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.