Bosnia and Herzegovinas Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN B&H) has launched a series of new projects in 2010, by which it intensified the work on informing the public about the war crimes trials, and thus achieved significant results in the sixth year of its existence
The village of Zecovi, situated near the town of Prijedor, is reachable by unpaved road. Dense forests and meadows dotted with white flocks of sheep and the occasional sound of hammering in the homes of returnees give hope that there is still life in this small hamlet.
After more than two years, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has completed its presentation of evidence at the trial of Vinko Kondic, Bosko Lukic and Marko Adamovic, who are charged with crimes committed in Kljuc.
Emina Kozljak sits at the edge of the couch in her living room. She ties her colourful scarf on her head and looks towards the table which is full of family photos in which everyone is smiling. She sighs heavily and nervously, squeezing a napkin in her hands and begins her story.
In 2008 the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court worked intensively on processing war crime indictees, resulting in a number of arrests and indictments and jail sentences totalling more than 600 years.