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Courts: District Court in Banja Luka

20 July 2016

Appointments Delay Puts Trials on Hold in Republika Srpska

Cases handled by the Special Prosecutor’s Office for the fight against organized and economic crime in Republika Srpska have been postponed for months due to delays in appointing prosecutors.
9 March 2016

Witnesses Give Differing Testimony on Alleged Shooting of Ostra Luka Civilian

Witnesses for the prosecution and the defense had differing testimony on whether defendant Ratko Marinovic wounded Milomir Antunovic in the Ostra Luka area in 1992.

25 February 2016

Witness in Marinovic Trial Says Injured Party “Spread Propaganda”

A witness testifying at the Ratko Marinovic trial said he knew the injured party in the case. He described the injured party as a “rather negative person who spread propaganda.” Marinovic has been charged with war crimes committed in Ovanjska, near Ostra Luka.

24 February 2016

Injured Party Said Ratko Marinovic Shot Him in 1992

Testifying at the trial of Ratko Marinovic, witness Milomir Antunovic told the district court of Banja Luka that the defendant shot at him.

1 February 2016

Defendants Led Victim to Crna Dolina Mine, Witness Says

A prosecution witness testifying at the trial of two former members of the Bosnian Serb Army charged with war crimes in the Prijedor area said he remembered seeing soldiers escorting civilian Sefer Besirovic towards the Crna Dolina mine.

18 January 2016

Indictment Against Marinovic for Ostra Luka Crimes Confirmed

The district court of Banja Luka has confirmed an indictment against Ratko Marinovic, charging him with war crimes against the civilian population in Ovanjska village, near Ostra Luka.

29 December 2015

Trial of Kajdic and Rokvic Begins Again in February 2016

The trial proceedings against Sabahudin Kajdic and Stevo Rokvic will be renewed at the district court of Banja Luka next year, due to the replacement of a trial chamber member.
24 November 2015

Witness Describes Abduction of Prijedor Civilian by Kajdic and Rokvic

A prosecution witness testifying at the trial of Sabahudin Kajdic and Sreto Rokvic said he saw the defendants take Sefer Besirovic towards Crna Dolina, near the village of Gornja Puharska in Prijedor.

23 November 2015

Bosniak Fighter Jailed for Kozarac Killings

Former Bosniak fighter Muhamed Kusuran was sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing two civilians and attempting to kill two more in Kozarac near Prijedor in the summer of 1992.
6 November 2015

Kusuran Didn’t Participate in Killings of Serbs in Kozarac, Witnesses Say

Testifying in defense of Muhamed Kusuran at the district court of Banja Luka, witnesses said they heard Hamdija Beslagic say he had shot at Serbs.

16 October 2015

Witness at Kusuran Trial Describes Finding Body of Injured Party

A state prosecution witness and former police officer testifying at the Muhamed Kusuran trial described how injured party Ostoja Baltic’s body was found.

5 October 2015

Ratko Goronja Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

The district court of Banja Luka has sentenced Ratko Goronja to six years in prison for war crimes against civilians in Novi Grad.

30 September 2015

Witnesses Describe Murder of Civilians in Podgradje at Kusuran Trial

Witnesses testifying at the trial of Muhamed Kusuran described the defendant’s alleged involvement in murders which took place in Kozarac, near Prijedor.

28 September 2015

Bosnian Serb Fighter Jailed for Village Killings

Former Bosnian Serb fighter Zeljko Jovic was sentenced to ten years in prison for involvement in the killings of five Bosniak civilians in the north-western Gradiska municipality in 1992.
15 September 2015

Witnesses Deny Knowledge of Murder at Goronja Trial

A defense witness testifying at the Ratko Goronja trial said he hadn’t heard that the defendant had murdered anyone in June 1992.