Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has increased the prison sentence handed down against Alminko Islamovic to three years from 14 months for the inhumane treatment of Serb civilians and for depriving them of their property in the northern Bosanski Brod area during the 1992-95 war.
The Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has confirmed a verdict under which Bosnian Serb former soldier Zdravko Lubarda was sentenced to six years for participation in the persecution of Bosniak civilians in the eastern Rogatica area and former police reservist Ozren Planojevic was acquitted.
The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court has upheld an appeal by Mustafa Djelilovic and Halid Covic against their convictions for crimes against Serb and Croat civilians illegally detained at the Silos camp, the Krupa barracks and the 9th of May elementary school in the Hadzici municipality.
Their verdicts have been quashed and a new trial ordered.
The Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has confirmed a first-instance verdict, acquitting seven persons of charges for war crimes in the Kladanj area between May 1992 and July 1993.
Safet Mujcinovic, Selman Busnov, Nusret Muhic, Zijad Hamzic, Ramiz Halilovic, Nedzad Hodzic and Osman Gogic were all acquitted.
Milan Todovic (left) in court with his lawyer. Photo courtesy of the Bosnian Court.
The Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday confirmed the December 2018 verdict, which found former Bosnian Serb soldier Milan Todovic guilty of raping a Bosniak woman in the eastern Bosnian town of Foca during the 1992-5 war and holding her in sexual captivity.
Media experts have criticised the Bosnian State Court's request for a new law regulating media reporting on criminal cases, calling it an unwarranted attempt to interfere with journalists' reporting and work.
Media expert Mehmed Halilovic said the State Court's call for regulations on media reporting "lacked foundation".