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30 August 2016

Eight Bosnian Serb Soldiers Cleared of Rogatica Crimes

Eight former Bosnian Serb Army troops were acquitted of crimes against humanity including expulsions and murders in the Rogatica area in September 1992.


30 August 2016

Hague Prosecution Challenges Vojislav Seselj Acquittal

The prosecution at the UN court in The Hague has filed an appeal against the verdict acquitting the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, Vojislav Seselj, of crimes against humanity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.


25 August 2016

Ex-Detainees Recall Harsh Conditions at Ljubuski Prison

Former prisoners testified about unhygienic conditions and malnourishment at a military prison in Ljubuski where they were detained in 1993 and 1994.


24 August 2016

Bosnian Serb Officer ‘Tried to Stop Srebrenica Murders’

At a trial for crimes in Srebrenica, a prosecution witness said that the defendant, Bosnian Serb ex-officer Srecko Acimovic, refused to send troops to assist in the killings of Bosniaks in July 1995.


23 August 2016

Srebrenica Survivor Recalls Escaping Execution

At a Srebrenica genocide trial, a prosecution witness recalled how he survived the killings of Bosniaks in a meadow near the village of Orahovac in July 1995.


19 August 2016

13 Indicted for Bosanski Novi Murders and Torture

The Bosnian prosecution filed an indictment against 13 people, charging them with crimes against humanity in the Bosanski Novi municipality in 1992.


16 August 2016

Ex-Prisoner Recalls Regular Beatings in Bileca

A former detainee told the trial of four Bosnian Serbs accused of beating prisoners in Bileca in 1992 that he was hit almost every day during his time in custody.


22 July 2016

Radovan Karadzic Appeals Against Genocide Conviction

Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic is appealing against the Hague Tribunal’s verdict sentencing him to 40 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity.


20 July 2016

Eight Bosnian War Victims Buried in Prijedor

Hundreds of local residents paid their respects in Kozarac near Prijedor as the remains of eight people killed by Bosnian Serb forces during wartime were laid to rest over 20 years after they died.


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.


20 July 2016

Ratko Mladic Demands Halting of ‘Biased’ Trial

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic have asked for his trial to be halted and two judges removed because of the ‘systematic bias’ of the UN court in The Hague.


19 July 2016

Hague Rejects Croatia Bid to Clear Ex-Leader Tudjman

The Hague Tribunal rejected Croatia’s request to be involved in the appeal against the conviction of six Bosnian Croat wartime officials, thwarting Zagreb’s strategy to prove the innocence of 1990s President Franjo Tudjman.


15 July 2016

Prisoners ‘Beaten Every Day’ at Kotor-Varos Prison

A prosecution witness recalled how he and other prisoners were regularly beaten in cells behind the court in Kotor-Varos after being captured by Bosnian Serb troops in 1992.


14 July 2016

Croatian Defence Council Fighter ‘Beat Prisoner Daily’

At the trial of former Croatian Defence Council fighter Almaz Nezirovic for alleged torture and inhumane treatment of detained Serb civilians, a witness said the defendant beat him several times.


8 July 2016

Bosnian Serb Ex-Policemen Jailed for Abuse and Torture

Former Bosnian Serb policemen Goran Vujovic, Miroslav Duka and Zeljko Ilic were sentenced to a total of 23 years in prison for crimes against humanity in Bileca in 1992.