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9 December 2015

Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for Abusing Bosniaks

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Ivan Zelenika was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for the inhumane treatment of Bosniak civilian detainees in Mostar during wartime.

4 December 2015

Verdict in Zelenika Trial Expected Next Week

Presenting its closing statement at the Ivan Zelenika trial, the cantonal prosecution of Mostar called upon the trial chamber to find the defendant guilty. The defense called for a verdict of release.

27 November 2015

Zelenika Testifies In Own Defense, Never Heard of Injured Parties

Ivan Zelenika testified in his own defense at the cantonal court in Mostar. He said he had never heard of Almir Lalic or his father, Muhamed Hamo Lalic, both civilians he allegedly abused.

3 November 2015

Defense Witnesses Say Zelenika Never Mistreated Heliodrom Detainees

Testifying in defense of Ivan Zelenika, two witnesses said they never heard that the defendant mistreated detainees in the Mostar area.
9 October 2015

Defense Witnesses Say Zelenika Treated Heliodrom Prisoners Correctly

Defense witnesses testifying at the Ivan Zelenika trial told the cantonal court of Mostar that the defendant always acted correctly towards Heliodrom detention camp prisoners.

17 September 2015

Zelenika Witness Says He Didn’t See Abuse of Injured Party

A defense witness testifying at the Ivan Zelenika trial said he didn’t see or hear of former Heliodrom detention camp prisoner Almir Lalic being mistreated by the defendant. Almir Lalic himself also testified at the trial.

9 September 2015

Zelenika Fails to Appear in Court

The cantonal court of Mostar has postponed the Ivan Zelenika trial, because the defendant failed to appear at the hearing.
25 June 2015

Witnesses Confirm Assault of Injured Party in Zelenika Trial

Witnesses testifying at the Ivan Zelenika trial described the injuries sustained by the injured party after he was allegedly beaten by the defendant.

29 May 2015

Cutting Victim’s Neck

The trial of Ivan Zelenika opened before the Mostar Cantonal court with the reading of the charges and testimony of first witnesses.
14 April 2015

Bosnia Convicts Four of Dretelj Jail Camp Abuses

Four former members of the Croatian Defence Forces were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison for abusing Serb prisoners at the Dretelj detention camp and in Mostar in 1992.
10 March 2015

Grubisic-Fejzic Gives Closing Statement, Verdict for Zelenika et al. expected in April

The Bosnian state court will issue a verdict in the case of Ivan Zelenika, Srecko Herceg, Edib Buljubasic, Ivan Medic, and Marina Grubisic-Fejzic on April 14. All of them are charged with committing crimes against civilians in Herzegovina.

3 March 2015

Ivan Medic Defense Requests Acquittal

Ivan Medic’s defense said in their closing statement today that Medic did not commit crimes against civilians in Dretelj. Medic’s defense attorney, Emina Hasanovic, requested that the court hand down a not guilty verdict.

24 February 2015

Bosnia Camp Guard Apologises to Abused Serbs

The former deputy commander of Croatian Defence Forces’ wartime Dretelj detention camp admitted that he abused Serb prisoners in 1992 and begged for their forgiveness.
19 February 2015

Zelenika Requests Mental Health Evaluation

Mostar’s cantonal court has postponed the Ivan Zelenika trial until the court can determine whether Zelenika is mentally stable enough to follow the trial.
10 February 2015

Former HOS Commander Srecko Herceg Requests Release

Srecko Herceg’s defense has requested that he be acquitted of charges for crimes allegedly committed against Bosnian Serb civilians in Dretelj during the Bosnian war.