Serbia granted citizenship to Bosnian Serb war crimes defendant Mirko Vrucinic two months before he absconded from Bosnia and Herzegovina and failed to appear in court for closing arguments in his trial.
A report funded by the government of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity claims Serbs were subjected to ethnic cleansing in wartime Sarajevo, but its allegations differ from facts established by courts about crimes during the siege.
Veljko Papic, a former officer of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Sarajevo-Romanija Corps, was jailed for two years for crimes against civilians who were forced to do hard labour on the front lines in Sarajevo in 1993 and 1994.
The state prosecution said it is expecting court documents to arrive from Turkey about Begzad Spahic, who is suspected of joining the so-called Islamic State, to see whether he has already been convicted of the same offence.
Emir Alisic, who was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after admitting to organising a terrorist group in Syria, is appealing against having to pay court costs in his trial at the Bosnian state court.
Interpol has issued a ‘red notice’ asking for states worldwide to arrest Mladen Mitrovic, who is suspected of committing crimes against humanity against non-Serbs in the Prijedor area of Bosnia during wartime.
The state court confirmed the indictment of wartime Bosnian Serb Army officers Radomir Nedic and Ratko Djurkovic for crimes against humanity after the prosecution brought new evidence to support charges claiming they persecuted Bosniak civilians.
The Constitutional Court rejected an appeal from Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Zdravko Lubarda against his conviction for committing crimes against humanity by persecuting Bosniaks in the Rogatica area during wartime.