Croatian Defence Council

Forgotten Victims: Serbs Targeted in Bosnia-Croatia Border Village Killings

On that same day in Traktorska Street in Sijekovac, a village near the northern Bosnian town of Bosanski Brod, where Milosevic still lives, soldiers and members of paramilitary groups, some of which consisted of locals Croats and Bosniaks, killed his father Luka and two brothers, Zeljko and Dragan, who was 17. Zeljko's body has never been found.

Bosnian Prosecutor Demands Jailing of Croat Fighters for Prisoner Abuse

In closing arguments at the Bosnian state court on Thursday, the prosecution asked for Mile Pazin and Vide Kresic to be found guilty of crimes against civilian prisoners in the Stolac area in 1993.

"The prosecution considers that it has proved beyond doubt that the defendants committed the crimes that they are charged with in this case," said Bosnian state prosecutor Igor Dubak.

Serbia Tries Bosnian Ex-Soldier for Crimes Against Prisoners

The trial of former soldier Osman Osmanovic opened at Belgrade Higher Court on Monday with the defendant pleading not guilty to charges of abusing civilians and prisoners of war held at the Rasadnik camp in Gornji Rahic in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Brcko area during the summer of 1992.

Bosnian Croat’s Sentence for Rape, Prisoner Abuse Upheld

The Constitutional Court in Sarajevo has rejected as unfounded Mate Baotic's appeal against the verdict from 2017 sentencing him to 13 years in prison for war crimes including rapes and the abuse of prisoners.

"The Constitutional Court has determined that there was no violation of the right to a fair trial," the court said in its decision.

Serbia Indicts Bosnian Ex-Soldier for Crimes Against Prisoners

The Serbian War Crimes Prosecution told BIRN that it has charged Osman Osmanovic with committing war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war at the Rasadnik camp in Gornji Rahic in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Brcko area during the summer of 1992.

The indictment was issued on Friday and has yet to be confirmed by a court.

British Ex-Peacekeeper Urges Croatia to Cooperate in War Cases

Hector Gullan, a former member of British peacekeeping forces, has sent an open letter to the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, asking them to call on new Croatian President Zoran Milanovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to address the issue of Zagreb's non-extradition of war crime indictees to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Another Bosnian Croat Defendant in Stolac Crimes Case Dies

Defendant Josip Kresic has died and was buried last week in Stolac, where his alleged wartime crimes were committed, his lawyer Nenad Gvozdic told BIRN.

He is the third defendant in the case to have died before a verdict was handed down, after the deaths of former co-defendants Mirko Raguz and Ivica Markovic.