The trial of the two ex-members of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina charged with rape in Vares in 1994 starts on February 20.
The prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has charged Muhidin Basic and Mirsad Sijak, former members of the Army of Bosnia and Hercegovina, with the rape of a female Croatian prisoner at the army prison in the “Sumarstvo” building in Vares, on January 25, 1994.
According to the charges, alongside the two indictees, two more unidentified members of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina raped the victim.
At a pre-trial status conference today, the prosecutor Mirko Lecic has laid out his plans of presenting the prosecution’s case and announced that he plans to call 15 witnesses and several experts as well as admitting material exhibits into evidence.
Kerim Celik, a lawyer for Basic, says he plans to call at least 17 witnesses and admit exhibits into evidence. Sijak’s lawyer, Fahrija Karkin, did not comment on his defence strategy.
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