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Bosnian Court Confirms Verdict for Wartime Rape

The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court on Thursday confirmed a verdict under which former Bosnian Serb Interior Ministry employee Milisav Ikonic was sentenced to nine years in prison for the rape of a woman in Rogatica in July 1992. Former Bosnian Serb soldier Zoran Ilic was acquitted of raping another woman.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier’s Crimes Against Humanity Appeal Rejected

The Bosnian Constitutional Court has dismissed as unfounded Dragan Marinkovic's appeal against his conviction for committing crimes against humanity in the village of Zutica in the Milici municipality of eastern Bosnia in 1992.

"The Constitutional Court finds that there is no violation of the right to a fair trial," said the decision, which was handed down on July 17.

Bosnian Croat War Crimes Defendant Dies Before Verdict

The Bosnian state court told BIRN on Thursday that it had received a death certificate for Ivica Markovic, who passed away at the beginning of July.

"As it has been determined during the criminal proceedings that the defendant died, the court has made a decision to terminate the proceedings against defendant Ivica Markovic," the court said.

Bosniaks’ Convictions for Detention Camp Abuses Quashed

The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court has upheld an appeal by Mustafa Djelilovic and Halid Covic against their convictions for crimes against Serb and Croat civilians illegally detained at the Silos camp, the Krupa barracks and the 9th of May elementary school in the Hadzici municipality.

Their verdicts have been quashed and a new trial ordered.

Bosnian Serb Police Chief: Srebrenica Must Not Be Denied

"I will say what others will not. No one has the right to say that this crime did not happen."

These are the words of Goran Saric, the former commander of Republika Srpska's special police brigade, who was acquitted last November by the Bosnian state court of genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995.