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Case: Kravica

22 August 2014

Bosnian Genocide Convicts Appeal ‘Unjust’ Sentences

Six Bosnian Serbs convicted of the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995 are appealing against their 20-year prison sentences, arguing that they are too harsh.

11 June 2014

Bosnia Cuts Srebrenica Genocide Convicts’ Sentences

Five former Bosnian Serb policemen were given reduced sentences of 20 years each for aiding genocide in Srebrenica following a retrial after their previous convictions were annulled.

13 May 2014

Sentence against Petar Mitrovic Reduced

At the end of a renewed trial against Petar Mitrovic, the Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, reduces the sentence from 28 to 20 years against the indictee for having assisted in the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995.

26 March 2014

Four Months Without New Convictions

Six former convicts on genocide charges who were released due to the wrongful implementation of the law, are four months later still without a new sentence.

26 March 2014

Srebrenica Genocide Defendant Arrested on Gun-Running Charges

Bosnian police arrested Milenko Trifunovic, who is currently awaiting his sentence for genocide in Srebrenica in 1995, on suspicion of illicit trafficking in arms and other military equipment.
23 January 2014

Significantly Shorter Sentences for Kravica Crimes Requested

The Defence of five indictees, who were released after the verdicts against them for assisting in the Srebrenica genocide was quashed, request the Court to reduce their sentence to between five and 15 years, while the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina requests maximal imprisonment sentences.

22 January 2014

Maximum Sentence not Justified

The Defence of Petar Mitrovic, who was released from prison after his verdict for assistance in the commission of genocide in Srebrenica had been quashed, says that it would not be justifiable to sentence the indictee to a maximum imprisonment sentence.
5 December 2013

Custody Motions Rejected

The Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina rejects custody order motions for nine convicts, who were released from prisons, where they were serving their sentences for war crimes, following the revocation of their verdicts. 

4 December 2013

Custody Sought for Five Released Convicts

Bosnia's State prosecution has sought custody for five people released after the Constitutional Court quashed a genocide verdict for Srebrenica, to which the defence then objected.

27 November 2013

Exemption of Judge Azra Miletic Requested

A hearing to discuss a State Prosecution’s custody order motion for five convicts for genocide in Srebrenica, who were released from prison, has been postponed, because one of the Defence attorneys requested the exemption of judge Azra Miletic.

26 November 2013

Custody Demand for Freed Bosnia Genocide Convict

The prosecution demanded custody for Petar Mitrovic, who was freed after the verdict which jailed him for 28 years for genocide in Srebrenica was annulled and a retrial ordered.
20 November 2013

Custody for Ten Former Convicts Requested

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina files custody order motions for ten former war-crimes and genocide convicts, who were released by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and allowed to defend themselves while at liberty. They were sentenced to between 14 and 33 years in prison.

20 November 2013

Bosnian War Criminals’ Release Sparks International Concern

The EU and international organisations in Bosnia expressed concerns after ten war crimes and genocide convicts were set free because they were tried under the wrong criminal code.
19 November 2013

Individual Decisions on Renewal of Proceedings

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina announces that it will make a separate decision for each individual case as to whether to renew second instance trials against the ten genocide and other war crimes convicts, who have been released from prison.

19 November 2013

Modality and Scope of New Trials under Question

Defence attorneys, representing the now-free convicts who were initially sentenced for having assisted in genocide in Srebrenica, still do not know whether they will propose new pieces of evidence at the new trials.