In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Controversial Report Highlights Serb Victims in Wartime Sarajevo

The report published on Tuesday by the controversial Commission for Investigating the Sufferings of Serbs in Sarajevo, which was set up by Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska to highlight its perspective on wartime events, claimed that Serbs were forced out of the Bosnian capital by Bosniak forces during the 1992-95 war.

UN Court Hears Closing Arguments in Serbian Security Officials’ Trial

Closing arguments in the case against former Serbian State Security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are accused of controlling Serb fighters who committed crimes during the Croatian and Bosnian wars, are being heard from Monday to Wednesday at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague.

Bosnia Mourns General Divjak, Defender of Sarajevo

Retired general Jovan Divjak has died after a prolonged illness at the age of 84, Education Builds Bosnia, the NGO he established, announced in a statement.Born on March 11, 1937, in Belgrade, he graduated from the Military Academy, the Command and Staff Academy and the War School. He later graduated also from the French Army Staff School.

Bosnian Serb Officer Convicted of Abusing Civilians in Besieged Sarajevo

The Cantonal Court in Sarajevo has convicted Veljko Papic, the wartime commander of the Third Company of the Bosnian Serb Army's Sarajevo-Romanija Corps' First Battalion, of giving orders forcing non-Serb civilians to do hard labour and putting them in life-threatening situations on the front lines in besieged Sarajevo during wartime.

Bosnia Rejects Fugitive Serb War Crimes Convict’s Appeal

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday rejected an appeal from Dragan Marjanovic, a wartime commander of a platoon of the Bosnian Serb Army Teslic Brigade's military police.

The court ruled that there was no violation of Marjanovic's right to a fair trial and that the verdict was not based on unlawful evidence.

Serbia Takes Over Case Against Bosnian Serb Military Policeman

The War Crimes Section of the Higher Court in Belgrade has granted a request by the Bosnian Justice Ministry to recognise a verdict from the Bosnian state court convicting former military policeman Dragomir Kezunovic of committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war.

Bosnia Tries Serb Ex-Fighters for Killings, Illegal Detentions

The trial of Bosnian Serb ex-fighters Spomenko Novovic and Borislav Pjano for committing crimes against humanity in the Foca area opened at the state court in Sarajevo on Tuesday.

Novovic and Pjano are charged with killing, illegally detaining, robbing and mistreating Bosniak civilians in the villages of Dragocava, Sube and Potpece from April to September 1992.