Only one person has ever been convicted of killing Serb civilians in the village of Sijekovac in March 1992 - one of the first crimes of the Bosnian war - and one potential suspect has just been elected a MP in neighbouring Croatia.
Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Alminko Islamovic was sentenced to one year and two months in prison for inhumanely treating and robbing Serb civilians in the Bosanski Brod area in 1992.
The Bosnian state court on Monday found Alminko Islamovic, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council’s military police squad, guilty of the inhumane treatment of two Serbs in the Bosanski Brod area in 1992, and of taking their property.
Bosnia’s Constitutional Court will hear an appeal filed by the defence of former Croatian Defence Council fighter Indira Kameric, who was sentenced to four years in prison for crimes against civilian detainees.
Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Almaz Nezirovic was sentenced to two years in prison for war crimes against Serb civilians who were abused in a detention camp in Derventa in 1992.
The Bosnian state court on Thursday found Almaz Nezirovic guilty of the inhumane treatment of 22 Serb civilians detained at the Rabic detention camp in Derventa from the end of April 1992 to the end of June.
Testifying at the trial of Almaz Nezirovic, Marko Markovic said that he, his father, and cousin and were taken away from their homes and sent to the Yugoslav National Army Center on May 11, 1992. He said they spent three days in the center before being transferred to the Rabic military hangar.
State prosecution witnesses testifying at the trial of Almaz Nezirovic said the defendant beat them in the Rabic detention camp in the municipality of Derventa. Nezirovic has been charged with crimes committed in 1992.