At the start of the Bosnian war, Albanians’ shops were attacked in the city of Doboj and Fadila Huduti’s husband was seized by Serb forces. When she read that a suspect was finally going on trial, she knew she had to tell her story.
Predrag Kujundzic, the wartime commander of the Predini Vukovi (Predo’s Wolves) unit, who was serving a 17-year sentence for the persecution, rape and unlawful detention of civilians, died in hospital in Doboj in Bosnia.
Courts in Trebinje and Bijeljina in Bosnia and Herzegovina have rejected pleas to ban Serb nationalist Chetnik associations for allegedly inciting ethnic hatred and intolerance. The Basic Courts in Trebinje and Bijeljina told BIRN that they have turned down requests to ban associations whose names contain the words ‘Chetnik Movement’ or ‘Ravna Gora Movement’. The […]
In the first of BIRN Bosnia’s Forgotten Victims series, Bosniaks who survived the execution of prisoners on a bridge near Doboj in 1992 express outrage that no one has yet been convicted of the shootings.
The Bosnian court’s appeals chamber upheld the acquittal of former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Djordje Simic, clearing him of killing a Bosniak man in the village of Sevarlije in 1992. The Bosnian state court’s appeals chamber on Thursday confirmed the first-instance verdict which acquitted Djordje Simic of crimes against humanity in the village of Sevarlije, […]
Former Serbian State Security Service official Franko Simatovic’s lawyer told the UN court that the service had nothing to do with wartime violence in Bosnian municipalities which Serb forces took over in spring 1992.
Franko Simatovic’s defence lawyer told the Mechanism for International Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday that the Serbian State Security Service “had no connection with municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly Doboj, in terms of sending manpower or equipment” in spring 1992 when crimes were committed.
A defence lawyer for former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic insisted the Red Berets unit was commanded by a Bosnian Serb Interior Ministry officer when it allegedly committed war crimes, not by Belgrade’s security service.