Bosnian Serb Army

Bosnian Serb Soldier Seeks Acquittal of Bosniak Relatives’ Killings

In closing arguments at the Bosnian state court on Monday, Sretko Pavic's defence lawyer said that the defendant should be acquitted of taking five Bosniak civilians to a checkpoint in Rizvanovici in the Prijedor area in the second half of June 1992, detaining them and then killing them.

Croatia Convicts Bosnian Serb of Detention Camp Abuses

Zagreb County Court on Tuesday handed down a first-instance verdict convicting former Bosnian Serb Army officer Dane Lukajic of physically abusing prisoners at the Manjaca camp during wartime, and sentenced him to six years in prison, local media reported.

The verdict was made public on Thursday after the prosecution and defence issued their closing statements on Monday.

Child Deaths in Bosnia’s Besieged Gorazde Still Unpunished

"There was a fierce attack on Gorazde from the left bank of the River Drina. There was shelling and smoke all over the place," Mirsada Causevic told BIRN, recalling a Bosnian Serb artillery assault on Gorazde in eastern Bosnia that led to the death of her eight-year-old son Haris on April 14, 1994.

Bosnian Army Ex-Commander Atif Dudakovic Goes on Trial

Atif Dudakovic outside court. Photo: BIRN.

The trial of Atif Dudakovic opened on Monday at the Bosnian state court, with the former commander and 16 Bosnian Army soldiers accused of participating in a joint criminal enterprise aimed at removing the Serb population from the Bosanski Petrovac, Kljuc, Bosanska Krupa and Sanski Most areas during the Bosnian war.

Serbia Marks NATO Bombing Anniversary as Nationalists Protest

An official state ceremony led by President Aleksandar Vucic was held in the southern Serbian city of Nis on Sunday evening, while at the same time nationalists protested in Belgrade on the anniversary of the start of the NATO military campaign on March 24.

Vucic told about 2,000 Serbians who attended the ceremony in Nis that the NATO bombing was a crime.

Understanding Ratko Mladic: Film Tells Inside Story of Trial

The former Bosnian Serb Army chief was convicted under a first-instance verdict in November 2017 of genocide in Srebrenica, the persecution of Bosniaks and Croats throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, terrorising the civilian population of Sarajevo and taking UN peacekeepers hostage, but the case has now gone to appeal.

Sarajevo Siege: How Perpetrators of Deadly Attacks Remain Unprosecuted

A total of 1,601 boys and girls lost their lives during the siege of Sarajevo. One of them was Mirza Imamovic.

His mother Zlatka Imamovic recalled how one day she heard an explosion and ran out of the house with her husband, calling for Mirza, who was playing outside.

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