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Witness Says He Guarded Rogatica After Its Occupation in 1992

10. November 2015.00:00
A state prosecution witness testifying at the trial of eight former members of the Bosnian Serb Army said he guarded Rogatica after the town’s occupation in July 1992. The defendants have been charged with war crimes in the Rogatica area.

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The defendants are Radomir Markovic, Mile Kusic, Dragan Bozovic, Sasa Perkovic, Radomir Gluhovic, Pero Radovic, Ilija Vukasinovic and Milos Vukasinovic, former members of Socicka Company of Rogaticka Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army.

The state prosecution has charged the defendants with committing murders and pillaging the territory of Rogatica.

Nebojsa Golic, a former member of Gucevska Company of the Bosnian Serb Army, testified at today’s hearing. He said his company was ordered to hold the military line for the first time, when “people from Serbia occupied Rogatica” on July 24, 1992.

“We were tasked with keeping watch on the edges of the town,” Golic said.

He said he was wounded on July 26, 1992, and joined military forces again in December 1992.

Another witness was expected to be examined at this hearing, but was unable to appear due to his poor health.

Trial chamber chair Zeljka Marenic ordered the prosecution to contact the 86 year old witness to see whether he was able to testify in court.

Prosecutor Seid Marusic said he would give up on the examination of three witnesses, but didn’t explain why.

The trial will continue on November 24.

Albina Sorguč

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