Bosnian Serb Army
The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court has upheld the verdict sentencing ex-soldiers Branko Cigoja, Zeljko Todic and Sasa Boskic to 14 years in prison each for crimes against civilians in Oborci near Donji Vakuf in September 1995, BIRN has learned.
The acquittal of a fourth defendant, the men's commander, Milorad Glamocak, was also upheld.
The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by Milorad Mrdja, in which he alleged that his right to a fair trial had been violated and the state court's verdict sentencing him to seven years in prison for wartime crimes against civilians in the Sanski Most area was based on unlawful evidence in its decisive part.
Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten told the Dutch parliament that relatives of a group of Srebrenica victims who were killed in July 1995 can submit requests for compensation from the start of March next year, after a Dutch court ruled that the state has partial responsibility for several hundred deaths.