mladic-s-witness-blames-muslims-for-foca-conflict
22 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Muslims Started Conflict in Foca

Bosniaks refused a peace deal that could have averted fighting in the city of Foca in 1992 and began military operations first, a former Bosnian Serb official told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial.

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21 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Bosniak Prisoners Murdered in Rogatica

A defence witness admitted at Ratko Mladic’s trial that some prisoners held by Bosnian Serb forces at the Rasadnik camp in Rogatica were murdered in 1992 by ‘extremists’.

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16 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Seizing Sarajevo Meant Suicide

A former officer told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that Bosnian Serb forces were not strong enough to seize Sarajevo during the 1992-95 siege of the city.

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15 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Bosnian Serbs Didn’t Organise Expulsions

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that the Bosnian Serb military and civilian authorities did not organise the expulsion of non-Serbs from the Rogatica area in 1992.

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civilians-protected-from-combat
14 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Bosnian Serb Forces Protected Civilians

A witness at the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladic said that Serb troops held civilians at a school in Rogatica in 1992 to protect them from fighting, not to persecute or abuse them.

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03 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Bosnian Serbs Didn’t Control Paramilitaries

Paramilitary units that terrorised Bosniaks in the Foca area in 1992 were not under army orders, a witness told the Hague trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

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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.

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mladic-witness-claims-no-cleansing-of-non-serbs-from-bosnian-serb-army
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.

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24 Sep 14 Mladic Witness: Bosnian Snipers Killed Civilians

An ex-officer with the Bosnian Serb Army testified at his commander Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that Bosniak forces deployed snipers in Sarajevo but his brigade never targeted civilians.

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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.

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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.

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civilians-weren-t-attacked-mladic-s-witness-says
17 Sep 14 Mladic Ally: ‘We Didn’t Shell Sarajevo Civilians’

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told the war crimes trial of his commander Ratko Mladic that his brigade had no heavy weapons to attack Sarajevo and didn’t use its sniper bullets for sniping.

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11 Sep 14 Bosnian Serbs ‘Weren’t Responsible for Looting and Theft’

The former Bosnian Serb prime minister Vladimir Lukic told Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that outsiders were responsible for wartime rapes and robberies and Serb forces weren’t involved in looting.

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individual-incidents-and-crimes
10 Sep 14 Bosnian Serb Soldiers’ Crimes ‘Were Isolated Incidents’

The former Bosnian Serb prime minister testified at Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that he heard that individual soldiers committed crimes during wartime, but not the army itself.

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09 Sep 14 Mladic’s Forces’ Firepower in Sarajevo ‘Exaggerated’

Bosnian Serb forces did not have enough heavy weapons to terrorise the population of Sarajevo at the start of the siege, a defence witness told the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladic.

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Background

Background

Timeline - Transitional Justice in Serbia

Key dates and events in transitional justice in Serbia.

Analysis

Srebrenica: Genocide Reconstructed

In July 1995 Srebrenica was shelled and occupied by the Army of Republic of Srpska,VRS, despite being declared a protected area by the United Nations. More than 7,000 people were killed, the victims of genocide.

Timeline

Ratko Mladic

Timeline of events leading up to the arrest of Ratko Mladic.

Timeline

War in Bosnia

Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.

Analysis

Ratko Mladic: The Force Behind the Srebrenica Killings

The Bosnian Serb commander’s role in the genocide committed in Srebrenica is described in detail in many indictments and verdicts pronounced before local and international judicial institutions.

Report

The Indictment Against Ratko Mladic

Indictments in 1995 and 2000, further amended in 2002 and 2010, charge the former commander of the Republika Srpska Army with genocide and other crimes.

Profile

Ratko Mladic: From Promising Officer to Bloodstained Warlord

When Mladic ordered his army to bomb the people of Sarajevo until they ‘go insane’, he revealed the murderous intentions that would culminate in the Srebrenica massacre.

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