In Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.