01 Oct 14 Karadzic Proclaims Innocence in Trial’s Closing Arguments

Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic began his closing arguments at his war crimes trial in The Hague by insisting he was not guilty of masterminding atrocities including genocide.

01 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Prisoners Not Persecuted in Rogatica

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s trial that non-Serb prisoners in Rogatica were not persecuted by the former Bosnian Serb military chief’s forces during wartime, as the indictment alleges.

30 Sep 14 Radovan Karadzic ‘Masterminded Terror’ in Sarajevo

On the second day of closing arguments at Karadzic’s trial, the former Bosnian Serb leader was accused of leading a reign of terror over Sarajevo’s besieged population during wartime.

30 Sep 14 More Jail Urged for ‘Shameless’ Bosnian Croat Fighter

The prosecution called for a tougher punishment for Zeljko Jukic, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for crimes against humanity including torture and looting in Prozor in 1993.

29 Sep 14 Radovan Karadzic Trial Enters Final Phase

Prosecutors demanded a life sentence for Karadzic as closing arguments began in the war crimes trial of the former Bosnian Serb political leader at the Hague Tribunal.

26 Sep 14 Radovan Karadzic ‘Optimistic’ as Trial Nears End

Closing arguments begin next week at Karazdic’s war crimes trial, and his legal adviser told BIRN that the former Bosnian Serb leader believes he’ll be acquitted if the court is fair.

26 Sep 14 Bosnian Croat Fighter ‘Beat Prisoners in Bomb Shelter’

A prosecution witness said that Nikola Maric, accused of war crimes in the Prozor area, used a gun to hit him and other detainees who were imprisoned in a bomb shelter in 1993.

25 Sep 14 Bosniak and Croat Officers ‘Not Fired From Serb Army’

A former personnel officer in the Bosnian Serb Army told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that some Muslim and Croat officers chose to remain with Serb-led forces in wartime.

25 Sep 14 Bosnian Boxing Star Denies Wartime Crimes

Former world champion boxer Mensur Peljto pleaded not guilty to crimes against Serb civilians and prisoners of war while he was a fighter with the Croatian Defence Council in 1992.

24 Sep 14 Mladic Witness: Muslims Left Bosnia’s Rogatica ‘Voluntarily’

Thousands of Bosniaks were not driven out of the Rogatica area by Serbs in spring 1992 but actually chose to leave, a former local Serb politician told the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladic.

24 Sep 14 Bosnia Marks Anniversary of Wartime Killings in Duljci

Mourners in the hamlet of Duljci in the country’s north-west commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the killing of 40 Bosniaks from the surrounding villages by Bosnian Serb police and troops.

23 Sep 14 Mladic Soldier: Muslim Paramilitaries Burned Serb Homes

Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Bozidar Krnojelac testified on behalf of his former commander Ratko Mladic that Bosniak forces torched Serbs’ houses in the Foca area in 1992.

22 Sep 14 Bosnian Serbs Erect Huge Cross Above Sarajevo

The unauthorised installation of the cross on a hill above the Muslim-majority city besieged by Serb forces in wartime caused outrage, with reports that some people tried to pull it down.

22 Sep 14 Eight Bosnian Serbs Charged With Rogatica Killings

The Bosnian prosecution filed an indictment against eight former Bosnian Serb troops for killing 20 civilians, mainly women, children and elderly people, in the Rogatica area in 1992.

22 Sep 14 Genocide Trial Archive Opens at Srebrenica Memorial

The Sense news agency, which covers war crimes trials, opened the new archive of case documents, witness testimonies and forensic evidence at the Srebrenica genocide memorial centre in Potocari.


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