Appellate Court in Belgrade

Landmark victory in freedom of expression case

The clients were broadcaster B92, its former journalist Nikola Radisic, and news and current affairs editor and chairperson of the Board of Directors Veran Matic, the Zivkovic Samardzic Law Office said, adding that its Technology, Media and Telecommunications Senior Associate and Head of Media Litigation Kruna Savovic led the team in this case.

Businessman Subotic acquitted in cigarette smuggling case

Businessman Stanko Subotic and his associates have been acquitted in a case where they stood accused of smuggling cigarettes and damaging the state budget.

The Appellate Court in Belgrade published the final verdict on its website, acquitted Subotic and others in part for lack of evidence, and because some of the accusations fell under the absolute statute of limitation.

War criminal convicted in Serbia to be returned to Croatia

Veljko Maric, who has been sentenced in Serbia to 12 years in prison for war crimes, will be extradited to Croatia, the Croatian media say.

The Appellate Court in Belgrade passed a decision according to which Maric has been approved his extradition to Croatia, which has been confirmed for Media Servis by his lawyer Djordje Dozet, who said he could not confirm a date.

Belgrade court acquits man accused of killing 11 Croats

Belgrade court acquits man accused of killing 11 Croats

BELGRADE -- The War Crimes Department of the High Court in Belgrade has acquitted a former member of a Territorial Defense unit accused of killing 11 Croat civilians.

Zarko Cubrilo was a member of the Territorial Defense in Tenja, eastern Croatia. The civilians were killed in the summer of 1991.

Serb cleared of murdering 11 Croats in Tenja

BELGRADE - The Department for War Crimes of the High Court in Belgrade acquitted Monday former member of the Tenja Territorial Defense Force Zarko Cubrilo of the murder of 11 Croat civilians in Tenja, eastern Croatia, in the summer of 1991.

The prosecution has the right to appeal this decision to the Appellate Court in Belgrade.

Ciric sentenced to 15 years in prison for Ovcara crime

BELGRADE - The Appellate Court in Belgrade sentenced Petar Ciric, former member of the Vukovar Territorial Defence, to 15 years in prison for participating in the war crime at the Ovcara farm near Vukovar where a least 193 prisoners of war, members of the Croatian Armed Forces, were tortured and killed on November 21, 1991.

Murdered French Fan's Family Withdraws Serbia Lawsuit

Slobodan Ruzic, lawyer for the family, on Monday said the parents of Brice Taton had decided to withdraw a lawsuit against Serbia because of “the deadline for the compensation that the family was getting from a special fund in France.

"The trial in Serbia was going so slowly that they stood to lose their right to compensation from the fund,” Ruzic said.