The state court in Sarajevo confirmed the acquittals of Bosnian Serb ex-soldiers Rade Vlasenko, Drago Koncar and Milan Krupljanin of killing Bosniaks in Prijedor in 1992.
The Bosnian state court’s appeals chamber on Thursday upheld last year’s verdict finding Rade Vlasenko, Drago Koncar and Milan Krupljanin not guilty of killing two Bosniaks – Rajifa Memic and her mother, Radifa Kurtovic – in the Barakovac neighbourhood in Prijedor in June 1992.
They were also acquitted of killing two other Bosniaks in Barakovic, and two more in Kalata near Prijedor.
But the court ordered a retrial for Vlasenko over one accusation of which he was acquitted last July.
In the verdict last July, Vlasenko was cleared of taking three prisoners from the Trnopolje camp in the summer of 1992 and killing one of them.
The court said that Vlasenko had already been tried for this crime in a separate case and acquitted, so he could not be put on trial for it twice.
But the appeals chamber ruled that this incident was not part of the earlier trial.
In a separate case, Vlasenko and Koncar were also acquitted in 2017 of crimes against humanity in Prijedor.