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8 February 2016

State Prosecution Demands Longer Jail Sentence for Rackovic

The Bosnian state prosecution demanded a longer jail sentence for Vitomir Rackovic, who has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for crimes committed in Visegrad under a first instance verdict. In a written appeal, Rackovic’s defense asked the court to either acquit him of charges or repeal the verdict.

25 January 2016

Duka on Battlefield During Alleged Crimes, Defense Witnesses Say

A defense witness testifying at the trial of three former Bosnian Serb policemen said defendant Miroslav Duka and his reserve police company were on a battlefield from June to December 1992, the time period of his alleged crimes.

18 January 2016

Duka Defense Witness Says He Didn’t See Injuries on Bileca Prisoners

Testifying in defense of Miroslav Duka, a witness said he didn’t notice injuries on Bosniak prisoners in a prison in Bileca.

11 January 2016

Witnesses Say Serb Police in Bileca Didn’t Ethnically Discriminate Them

Witnesses testifying in defense of Miroslav Duka said they lived and worked in Bileca in 1992 and weren’t discriminated or mistreated by Serb police forces due to their ethnicity.

28 December 2015

Defense Experts Say Phones Could Not Cause Serious Harm

Experts for the defense of Goran Vujovic, a former public safety commander accused abusing Bosnian and Croatian civilians, contended that electrical shocks from specially rigged phones would not have been able to cause serious injuries or death.
14 December 2015

Former Republika Srpska Official Claims Bileca Detainees Weren’t Mistreated

A former Republika Srpska official testifying in Goran Vujovic’s defense said he spoke to detainees held in the student dormitory in Bileca in 1992. The witness said they didn’t complain to him about their living conditions, and added that he didn’t see any injuries on their body.

7 December 2015

State Prosecution Presents Evidence on Detention Facilities in Bileca

The state prosecution filed more than 20 pieces of material evidence at the trial of Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic. The evidence included documents on the existence of detention facilities in Bileca, as well as the release of detainees from those facilities.

30 November 2015

Material Evidence Presented at Vujovic, Duka and Ilic Trial

The state prosecution presented more than 50 pieces of material evidence at the trial of three former members of Bosnian Serb police forces charged with war crimes in Bileca. The evidence included documentation on the arrest of Bosniaks by police forces in Bileca.

23 November 2015

Material Evidence Presented at Bileca War Crimes Trial

The state prosecution presented a set of material evidence on the status and police activities of defendants Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic in 1992. The defendants have been charged with war crimes in Bileca.

10 November 2015

Witness Statement Describes Detainee Assault in Bileca

Statements given by a witness named Munib Ovcina were read at the trial of Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic, who’ve been charged with war crimes in Bileca. In his statements, Ovcina described being beaten by Duka and other police officers in August 1992.

2 November 2015

Neuropsychiatrist Describes Mental Health of Witnesses at Bileca War Crimes Trial

A court medical expert testifying at the trial of Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic has determined that a witness named Munib Ovcina is incapable of testifying at their trial. The defendants have been charged with war crimes in the Bileca area.

26 October 2015

Court Expert Provides Findings on Cause of Death of Bileca Detainees

A court medical expert testifying at the trial of Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic said he was unable to determine the cause of death of victim Ferhat Avdic, whose remains were found in May 2002.

5 October 2015

Statements of Deceased Witness Describe Abuse in Bileca Detention Facilities

Statements made by a deceased witness were read aloud at the trial of Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic. In his statements, the witness said Duka was was one of the guards who beat him while he was detained in detention facilities in Bileca.

29 September 2015

Statement From Deceased Witness Describes Bileca Prisoner Abuse

A statement given by a deceased witness was read at the trial of Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic. In that statement the witness said he was beaten at the public safety center in Bileca until he fainted.

8 September 2015

Former Prisoner Describes Abuse and Torture in Bileca

A state prosecution witness testifying at the trial of the trial of Miroslav Duka, Goran Vujovic and Zeljko Ilic said he was abused several times during his detention in the student dormitory and old prison in Bileca in 1992.