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City: Vitez

25 April 2016

Croat Prisoners ‘Beaten and Abused’ in Kruscica Jail

At the trial of five Bosniak ex-fighters for abusing Croat detainees, a witness testified that the defendants were responsible for beatings and sexual abuse at the Crna Kuca prison in Kruscica.

11 April 2016

Bosnian Army Troops ‘Beat and Abused’ Vitez Prisoners

At the trial of five former Bosnian Army soldiers for wartime prisoner abuse in the Vitez area, a prosecution witness testified that he was beaten up and subjected to a mock execution.

14 March 2016

Vitez War Crimes Trial Has Begun

The trial of former Bosnian Army members Minet Akeljic, Saban Haskic, Senad Bilal, Hazim Patkovic and Semsudin Djelilovic began with a reading of the indictment and the state prosecution’s opening statements. The defendants have been charged with committing war crimes against Croat civilians and prisoners of war in Kruscica in the municipality of Vitez.

23 February 2016

Trial for Vitez Crimes Begins March 14

The trial of five defendants charged with crimes committed in the Vitez area in 1993 will begin on Monday, March 14.
7 January 2016

Indictment for Vitez Crimes Confirmed

The Bosnian court confirmed the indictment of former military policemen Mine Akeljic, Saban Haskic, Senad Bilal, Hazim Patkovic and Semsudin Djelilovic for alleged wartime crimes in the Vitez area.
11 December 2015

Indictment Filed for “Crna Kuca” War Crimes

The state prosecution filed an indictment against five men suspected of war crimes in Vitez.

6 July 2015

Bosnian Army Soldier Acquitted of War Crimes

The state court acquitted former Bosnian Army serviceman Jasmin Coloman of involvement in the killings of Croat civilian detainees in Vitez in 1993.
3 July 2015

Analysis - Coloman: Alleged Perpetrator of Attack on Croat Detainees in Poculice

After a trial that has lasted eight months, the Bosnian state court will hand down a verdict in the Jasmin Coloman trial on July 6. Coloman, a former member of the Reconnaissance Squad of the Seventh Muslim Brigade of the Bosnian Army, has been charged with killing and wounding civilians in Poculica, near Vitez.

10 June 2015

Verdict in Jasmin Coloman Trial Expected in July

The Bosnian state prosecution called upon the state court to find Jasmin Coloman guilty of murdering and wounding civilians in Poculice, near Vitez. The defense called for a verdict of release.

27 May 2015

Presentation of Evidence Coloman Trial Completed

The presentation of evidence at the Jasmin Coloman trial concluded with testimony from Coloman and the presentation of material evidence by the defense.

7 May 2015

Witness Provides Alibi for Coloman

The first defense witness at the Jasmin Coloman trial, said he was with Coloman in the village of Krcevine in April 1993, at the time of his alleged crimes.

23 April 2015

Witness Describes Driving Coloman on Day of Alleged Killing

Testifying at the trial of Jasmin Coloman, a state prosecution witness said Coloman was one of two soldiers whom he drove to a detention center where Croats were held.
17 April 2015

Terrorist Act in Vitez Gone Unpunished for 22 Years

22 years ago, an explosion of a truck bomb in the old part of Vitez killed five civilians. Witnesses of this terrorist act remember the chaos caused by the explosion, the shattered bodies, the wounded neighbors, and the destroyed settlement.

16 April 2015

Remembering the 116 Innocent Victims of the Ahmici Killings

The 22nd anniversary of the death of 116 Bosniak civilians who were killed by extreme elements of the Croatian Defense Council was commemorated today in Ahmici, near Vitez.

8 January 2015

Bosnian Croat Fighter’s War Rape Sentence Reduced

The appeals court reduced the prison sentence given to former Bosnian Croat fighter Ante Kovac, convicted of illegal detentions and rape in Vitez in 1993, from nine to eight years.