In their closing statement the BiH prosecution stressed that, during his 16-month long trial, the indictment's statements on war crimes committed by Veselin Vlahovic in Grbavica, Kovacic and Vraca in 1992 had been proven.
The defence of Veselin ‘Batko’ Vlahovic, charged with war crimes in the Sarajevo neighbourhoods of Grbavica, Vraca and Kovacici, will start presenting evidence on September 26.
At a status conference before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vlahovic’s defence emphasised it would, according to the current plan, call 18 witnesses and two experts, as well as enter some documentation into evidence.
The prosecution completed its evidence hearing at the trial of Veselin “Batko” Vlahovic for crimes committed in Sarajevo, with reading out of the testimony of the protected witness S2.
The protected witness S2 could not testify in person due to her ill health so the prosecution read her statement submitted to the Federal Police Administration in January last year.
As it continues presenting material evidence against Veselin 'Batko' Vlahovic who is charged with crimes in Sarajevo, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina presents documents about the identification of killed civilians, whose bodies were found in the Miljevici grave on Mount Trebevic.
As it continues presenting material evidence at the trial of Veselin Batko Vlahovic, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina reads statements before the Cantonal Court in Sarajevo, given by eight witnesses, who have since died.
Testifying at the trial for crimes in the Sarajevo area, a State Prosecution witness says that indictee Veselin Vlahovic, known as Batko, beat him up and then took him to Mount Trebevic with an intention to slaughter him. As he said, witness Nijaz Alihodzic was saved by the fact that he had money and diamonds.
Testifying at the trial for crimes in Grbavica, Kovacici and Vraca, Sarajevo in 1992, State Prosecution witnesses says that, following the murder of a Serb soldier in Grbavica, indictee Veselin Vlahovic and other soldiers took away a few neighbours away, adding that they never came back.