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22 May 15 Bosnian Serb Troops ‘Never Ordered to Terrorise Sarajevo’

A former Bosnian Serb Army artillery officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial that he never targeted civilians during the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevo and was never ordered to terrorise the city’s population.

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20 May 15 Bosnian Serb Army ‘Didn’t Run Detention Camps’

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that the Bosnian Serb military chief had no control over detention camps for Bosniaks and Croats near Prijedor in the summer of 1992.

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19 May 15 Bosnian Serb Army ‘Treated Prisoners Humanely’

A defence witness at Ratko Mladic’s trial said that that during the war, the Bosnian Serb Army’s main headquarters gave orders to treat prisoners of war and civilians humanely.

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12 May 15 Ratko Mladic ‘Did Not Approve Srebrenica Killings’

A defence witness told Mladic’s trial that in July 1995, a Bosnian Serb military intelligence officer took soldiers to kill Bosniaks from Srebrenica Muslims without orders from his army chief.

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06 May 15 Bosnian Serb Army HQ ‘Didn’t Order Srebrenica Killings’

A wartime official at the Bosnian Serb Army’s main headquarters told Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that no order to commit crimes against Srebrenica Bosniaks was sent from the HQ.

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05 May 15 Mladic Witness: Serb Army Didn’t Control Camps

A defence witness told former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic’s trial that detention camps where Bosniaks were held in the east of the country weren’t under the army’s control.

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30 Apr 15 Mladic Witness: Bosniaks Targeted After Attacking Serbs

A former Bosnian Serb Army commander told Ratko Mladic’s trial that his units didn’t expel Bosniaks from the Podrinje region in 1992 and 1993, insisting that they only retaliated after enemy attacks.

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29 Apr 15 Mladic Witness: Bosniaks 'Wanted to Leave' Eastern Bosnia

The former commander of the Birac brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army told Ratko Mladic's trial that he helped organise the 'removal of Muslims' from eastern Bosnia, but insisted they wanted to go.

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23 Apr 15 Mladic Never Gave Illegal Orders, Serb Commander Says

A wartime Bosnian Serb Army commander told the war crimes trial of his former military chief Ratko Mladic that the defendant never gave him an illegal order.

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22 Apr 15 Mladic Witness: ‘Unknown Serbs’ Killed Sanski Most Bosniaks

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial that crimes against non-Serbs were committed in Sanski Most in the spring of 1992, but denied his soldiers were involved.

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08 Apr 15 Ratko Mladic’s Defence Targets Prosecution Eyewitness

Ratko Mladic’s defence team disputed the testimony of a key Hague Tribunal prosecution witness who said that the former Bosnian Serb military chief gestured that Srebrenica captives would be killed.

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03 Apr 15 Mladic ‘Didn’t Tell Troops to Massacre Bosniaks’

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told his ex-commander Ratko Mladic’s trial that the defendant never made a gesture indicating that all Bosniak prisoners from Srebrenica would be killed in July 1995.

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02 Apr 15 Seselj Called to Testify in Mladic’s Defence

Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj will be called to give testimony at the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic at the Hague Tribunal.

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01 Apr 15 Mladic Witness: Bosnian Secret Service ‘Killed UN Soldier’

A former Bosnian state security service officer told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that a covert paramilitary unit killed a French UN peacekeeper in 1995 to put the blame on the Serbs.

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31 Mar 15 Ratko Mladic ‘Did Not Order Srebrenica Executions’

A former Bosnian Serb Army commander told the Hague Tribunal that neither he nor military chief Ratko Mladic ordered his squad to execute Bosniak prisoners from Srebrenica in July 1995.

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