"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.
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.
Mayor of Niksic Marko Kovacevic (right) at a session of parliament. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro.
"After gathering the necessary evidence, the Higher Prosecution in Podgorica filed an indictment, and the High Court in Podgorica will have to confirm it," state prosecutor Lepa Medenica told news website CDM.