Bosnian War

Bosnian Croat Ex-Fighter Faces Extradition after Arrest in US

Robert Kovacic, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council wanted for war crimes, was arrested last month in the United States on a warrant issued by Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is now awaiting an extradition hearing in a US court in July.

Kovacic, now 66, was arrested in Roanoke, Virginia on May 16. He is currently in custody in the US and his extradition is pending.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Official Blames Army Officer for Massacre

Tomislav Kovac, who was deputy interior minister in the Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity in July 1995, when the Kravica massacre happened, told Belgrade Higher Court on Tuesday that Ljubisa Beara, who at the time was the security chief of the Main Headquarters of the Bosnian Serb Army, was to blame for the killings.

Sarajevo Wartime Frontline Area Becomes ‘Park of Friendship’

A hilltop site in Sarajevo's Sedrenik neighbourhood from which Bosnian Serb forces fired on the city during the wartime siege has been turned into a forest park which opened to the public on Friday.

The project was funded by Turkish General Directorate of Forestry and supported by other Turkish institutions and Sarajevo's Stari Grad municipality, in which the new park is located.

Croatia Convicts Bosnian Serb of Detention Camp Abuses

Zagreb County Court on Tuesday handed down a first-instance verdict convicting former Bosnian Serb Army officer Dane Lukajic of physically abusing prisoners at the Manjaca camp during wartime, and sentenced him to six years in prison, local media reported.

The verdict was made public on Thursday after the prosecution and defence issued their closing statements on Monday.

Bosniak Ex-Officer’s War Crimes Appeal Rejected

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday rejected Nihad Bojadzic's appeal against verdicts under which he was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison for crimes committed in 1993 during the war in Jablanica and in the village of Trusina, near Konjic.

The Constitutional Court described Bojadzic's appeal as "unfounded".

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