Jovan Novakovic told the Belgrade Higher Court on Friday that when he evacuated locals from the Bosniak village of Suha near Bratunac in spring 1992, he did not know they were about to be deported.
Nine schoolboys at the First Elementary School in Srebrenica have been disciplined for misconduct after a photograph of them in fur hats doing Serb three-finger salutes, captioned 'Chetnik Brothers', was posted on Instagram, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity announced on Thursday, according to the Klix.ba website.
The Bosnian state prosecution opened a case on Wednesday to investigate whether Bosniaks who returned to the Srebrenica, Visegrad and Bratunac areas after fleeing during the 1990s war were intimidated by noisy celebrations by Serbs on Orthodox Christmas Eve on Monday.
The case will also examine whether the celebrations provoked ethnic and religious hatred and intolerance.
"Novosti" notes that this idea has been present for a long time, but that it has been "reactivated" after the British government released confidential documents confirming that the Bosnian Serb attack on July 1995 was provoked by Bosniak forces and that the leaderships of Republika Srpska and Serbia did not organize or order crimes.