In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Serb Ex-Police Chief Seeks Srebrenica Genocide Acquittal

The defence lawyer for Dragomir Vasic urged the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Monday to clear his client of assisting in the forcible resettlement of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in July 1995 as well as the capture and execution of men and boys in Bratunac, Srebrenica and Zvornik.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Pleads Not Guilty to Wartime Rape

"I am not guilty," Radovan Veljovic told the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Monday after the charges against him were read out by the prosecutor.

As a former member of the Bosnian Serb Army, he is accused of raping and sexually abusing a Bosniak woman in the Foca area in 1992, in violation of the Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians during wartime.

Prisoners ‘Weren’t Beaten’ in Brcko Prison During Bosnian War

A defence witness told the war crime trial of wartime fighter Osman Osmanovic at Belgrade Higher Court on Monday that he was held at the jail where the defendant allegedly assaulted prisoners in the Brcko area of Bosnia and Herzegovina but did not see any prisoners being beaten or tortured while he was there.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Convicted of Wartime Murder, Assault

The Bosnian state court in Sarajevo found ex-soldier Cvijan Tomanic guilty on Thursday of committing crimes against humanity in the Zvornik area during the Bosnian war in 1992, and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

He was convicted of participating in the murder of one person and of beating others.

Bosnian Court Has International Warrants for 41 War Crimes Suspects

The Bosnian state court has given BIRN a list of 41 people who are wanted for trial and are the subjects of international arrest warrants, many of whom are living in neighbouring Serbia.

On the list are several suspects accused of involvement in the 1995 genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces, including former Bosnian Serb Interior Minister Tomislav Kovac.

Warning issued "due to risk of arrest and prosecution in Serbia"

"The warning is issued due to the risk of arrest and prosecution in the Republic of Serbia on war crimes charges, and on the basis of previous cases of arrest of Bosnia-Herzegovina's citizens against whom no proceedings are being conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina or charged by the country's judicial institutions with war crimes," officials from these institutions stated, as Radio Sarajevo rep

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