Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Seeks Wartime Army Commander’s Extradition from Turkey

The Bosnian state court told BIRN that it has written to the Turkish authorities seeking the extradition of Sakib Mahmuljin, who was jailed for eight years for failing to stop Middle Eastern volunteer fighters mistreating and murdering captured Serb soldiers, medical staff and civilians, but failed to appear to start serving his sentence.

War Criminal’s Escape Outrages Bosnian Serb Victims Associations

Sakib Mahmuljin, the former commander of the Third Corps of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ABiH, was sentenced by the Appeal Chamber of the State Court in April to eight years in prison for crimes committed in 1995 in Vozuca and Zavidovici.

But he is not serving his jail sentence and is instead undergoing medical treatment in Turkey, his lawyer confirmed to BIRN. 

Bosnia’s Constitutional Court Rejects Babic Appeal Over Prijedor Verdict

Bosnia's top court has rejected an appeal filed by Zoran Babic in September 2019 with the Constitutional Court against a verdict passed down in May that year in which he said his right to a fair defence had been violated.

Under the verdict, the Appeals Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina sentenced him to 13 years in prison for a "crime against humanity".

Bosnian Soldier’s Appeal Against War Rape Conviction Rejected

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has ruled that Mirsad Menzilovic's right to a fair trial was not violated and upheld his conviction for raping a teenage girl in the capital Sarajevo in May 1993.

At the original trial in 2018 and at a retrial in 2019, Menzilovic was found guilty of raping the girl alongside another former Bosnian Army soldier, Samir Kesmer.

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.

Bosnia Jails Extradited ISIS Fighter Keserovic for Six Years

Bosnia's top court has found Jasmin Keserovic guilty of having travelled to Syria in January 2013, fought for ISIS and taken part in terrorist activities under the name Abu Muhamed Al Bosni.

On Thursday, The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina also found Keserovic guilty on the second count of having published an incitement to murder on the internet in 2016.