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Defense Presents New Evidence, Prosecution Invites Former Witnesses to Cvetkovic Trial

17. February 2015.00:00
At today’s hearing of the Aleksander Cvetkovic trial, the defense included 44 pieces of material evidence in the case file. Cvetkovic, a former Bosnian Serb fighter, is charged with mass killings that took place during the Srebrenica genocide.

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At today’s hearing of the Aleksander Cvetkovic trial, the defense included 44 pieces of material evidence in the case file. Cvetkovic, a former Bosnian Serb fighter, is charged with mass killings that took place during the Srebrenica genocide.

The state prosecution objected to relevance of the new evidence presented by the defense, and questioned the lawfulness and authenticity of two documents. They deemed the remaining documents as indisputable.

The court said that it would review the documents and express its opinion regarding their relevance and authenticity at the next hearing.

The prosecution announced that it would examine Vlastimir Golijan and Zoran Goronja, who had previously testified at this trial at the invitation of the defense.

The court of Bosnia and Herzegovina convicted Golijan and Goronja for their participation in the mass killing of approximately 800 men from Srebrenica on the Branjevo farm in Zvornik in July 1995. The court sentenced Golijan to fifteen years in prison and Goronja to thirty years.

The Bosnian state prosecution has indicted Cvetkovic in connection with these killings. Cvetkovic, along with Golijan and Goronja, was a member of the Tenth Commando Squad of the Army of Republika Srpska.

The trial will continue on March 3.

Emina Dizdarević


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