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City: Mostar

17 June 2014

Stela knows nothing about Dretelj

Testifying at the trial for crimes in Dretelj, Vinko Martinovic, known as Stela, says that the military police was in charge of detainees in a military dispensary and that he never even entered the Dretelj premises.

15 April 2014

Meetings with Indictee

Testifying in defence of Edib Buljubasic at the trial for crimes in Dretelj, a Defence witness describes her meeting with the indictee inside a hangar.

13 February 2014

Never Ending War-Crime Trials

After having spent ten years in courtrooms, some of the war-crimes indictees are still awaiting second instance verdicts to be pronounced. Although everything is carried out according to the law, legal experts say that the fact that those trials have still not been completed can not be justified.

14 January 2014

Trained by Indictee

Testifying at the trial of former members of the Croatian Defence Forces, HOS, a Defence witness says that indictee Srecko Herceg did not have any command functions in Dretelj, but he was tasked with training soldiers.
9 January 2014

Bosnia Charges Croat Ex-Fighter Over Dretelj Camp

Alleged camp boss Ivan Ancic is accused of committing war crimes against Bosniak prisoners, including teenage boys and elderly men who were held at Dretelj by Bosnian Croat forces in 1993.
3 December 2013

Bosnian Croat Defendant Zelenika Helped Prisoners

Testifying in his own behalf, defendant Ivan Zelenika said that he was an ordinary soldier for the Croatian Defence Forces, CDF in 1992, and as such could not issue any orders in Dretelj.
19 November 2013

About Twenty More BiH Court Verdicts under Question

Defence attorneys of convicts sentenced for genocide and war crimes before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina announce that proceedings will be renewed in many more cases due to the wrong application of the Criminal Code.

5 November 2013

Dretelj Prisoners Forced to Lick the Dog

At the trial for crimes committed in Dretelj detention camp, the prosecutor read two statements from witnesses who, due to their deteriorated health, could not testify in person before the court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
28 October 2013

Documentation from Mostar Prison Confiscated

Members of the Federal Police Administration confiscate documentation related to the flight of Dominik Ilijasevic, known as Como, from the Penal and Correctional Facility in Mostar. Ilijasevic was sentenced to 15 years in prison for war crimes.

17 October 2013

Vranica Crime Trial Adjourned After 13 Years

The Mostar Cantonal Court adjourned indefinitely the retrial of three defendants charged with crimes committed in the Vranica residential complex, in Mostar municipality.
14 October 2013

Defendant Had No Command Responsibility, Expert Claims

Testifying for the defence of the third defendant, military expert Asim Dzambasovic said that Senad Hakalovic was an ordinary soldier and as such he could not have issued any orders, only carried out tasks he was assigned to in his unit.
27 August 2013

Bosnian Croat Forces ‘Beat and Molested’ Female Prisoner

A witness at the trial of Croatian Defence Forces fighters for war crimes at the Dretelj jail camp in Bosnia in 1992 testified how she was seized, locked up, humiliated and beaten.

20 August 2013

Witness Recalls Beatings and Abuse in Dretelj

At the trial of five former members of Croatian Defence Forces for crimes in Mostar and Capljina, a witness said that he was imprisoned in the Dretelj camp in August 1992, where he was beaten and forced to undertake hard labour.
19 July 2013

Families of the Missing Request Information about War Crimes

During a public debate held in Mostar, families of the missing say that it is important for them to receive information about the processing of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

20 June 2013

Bosnian Croat Fighter ‘Beat Prisoners’ at Barracks Jail

At the trial of former fighter Luka Peric for abusing Bosniak prisoners at the Gabela detention camp near Mostar in 1993, a witness recalled how the defendant assaulted him.