In its closing statements, the defence of former Bosnian Serb officer Radomir Markovic asked for him to be cleared of killings Bosniaks and pillaging homes in villages in Rogatica in 1992.
Markovic’s defence lawyer Zorana Carkic told the court in Sarajevo on Tuesday that the prosecution had not proved that her client committed the crimes listed in the indictment and called for his acquittal.
The Bosnian state court wants to try former Croatian Defence Council major-general Zlatan ‘Mijo’ Jelic for wartime crimes against civilian prisoners who were forced to work on the front-line in Mostar.
The trial of Nenad Przulj began with a reading of the indictment and the presentation of introductory statements at the Bosnian state court. Przulj has been charged with crimes against humanity committed in the Sokolac area in 1992 and 1993.
Testifying at the trial of four former members of the Bosnian Serb Army charged with war crimes in the Cajnice area, a defense witness said he never heard anything about the attack on the village of Medosevici.
Appeals against the verdict in the Mato Martic case were presented before the Supreme Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Martic was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison for crimes committed in the Zepce area.
Testifying at the trial of five former Bosnian Serb fighters charged with crimes in the Teslic area, a defense witness and former fighter described an order issued to shoot Bosniak captives in the village of Rankovic at the beginning of the summer of 1992.
Testifying at the trial of four defendants charged with crimes in the municipality of Capljina, two state prosecution witnesses said people were taken away from villages in the vicinity of Capljina to the Gabela detention camp in July 1993.
Testifying at the trial of three former members of the Bosnian Serb Army charged with crimes in the Cajnice area, a defense witness said the defendants were on the frontline when their alleged crimes in the village of Medosevici.