City: Foca

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1. April 2020.
The Bosnian Constitutional Court rejected an appeal by Zarko Vukovic, a former Bosnian Serb Army soldier who was sentenced to seven years in prison for repeatedly raping a woman in Foca in 1992.

Bosnia’s Constitutional Court said that it has rejected Zarko Vukovic’s appeal against his conviction, describing as unfounded his claim that his right to a fair trial was violated.

The court’s decision, made on March 26, said that “nothing points to a violation of the right to a fair trial”, and that the way the facts and evidence in the Vukovic case were assessed “does not give the impression of arbitrariness”.

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Vukovic was found guilty of repeatedly raping a woman in Foca in eastern Bosnia and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Vukovic forced the victim into the basement of her house and raped her several times from April to August 1992, the verdict said.

He appealed against the verdict but the state court’s appeals chamber rejected his plea and upheld the conviction in January 2018.


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23. December 2019.

Former fighters Radovan Paprica and Slavko Ognjenovic went on trial in Sarajevo for committing a crime against humanity by raping a woman in a village in the Foca area in 1992. Radovan Paprica, alias Papro, and Slavko Ognjenovic, alias Macak, went on trial at the Bosnian state court on Monday for raping a woman in the village of Miljevina, near Foca, on June 9, 1992.


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13. November 2019.

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers Radovan Paprica and Slavko Ognjenovic pleaded not guilty to crimes against humanity including rape and sexual abuse in the Foca area during the war in 1992. Radovan Paprica and Slavko Ognjenovic pleaded not guilty at the Bosnian state court on Wednesday to crimes including rape and sexual abuse in the Foca area between early April 1992 and late March 1993.


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3. October 2019.

The state prosecution charged former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers Radovan Paprica and Slavko Ognjenovic with crimes including rape and sexual abuse in the Foca area during the war in 1992. The Bosnian prosecution on Thursday charged Radovan Paprica, alias Papro, and Slavko Ognjenovic, alias Macak, with committing crimes against humanity in Foca in eastern Bosnia in 1992 while they were members of the Bosnian Serb Army.


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16. September 2019.

Police arrested former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers Radovan Paprica and Slavko Ognjenovic, who are suspected of committing multiple rape and sexual abuse in the Foca area in 1992. State Investigation and Protection Agency police arrested Radovan Paprica, also known as Papro, and Slavko Ognjenovic, alias Macak, on Sunday on charges of the multiple rape and sexual abuse of Bosniaks in the Foca area of eastern Bosnia in 1992.


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16. August 2019.

The court confirmed the seven-year prison sentence handed down to former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Milomir Davidovic for committing a crime against humanity by raping a woman in Foca in July 1992. The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court on Friday upheld the verdict convicting Milomir Davidovic of raping a Bosniak woman in Foca during the war in July 1992 and sentencing him to seven years in prison.