City: Kotor Varos


15. July 2016.
A prosecution witness recalled how he and other prisoners were regularly beaten in cells behind the court in Kotor-Varos after being captured by Bosnian Serb troops in 1992. Prosecution witness Halil Cirkic told the state court on Friday said that he and a few other men, including some minors, were beaten up in a school building in Vrbanjci after he was captured by the Bosnian Serb Army in the village of Cirkino Brdo in the Kotor-Varos municipality on September 28, 1992.


13. May 2016.
At the trial of six former Bosnian Serb soldiers for wartime crimes in Kotor Varos, a prosecution witness recalled the arrests, abuse and killings of Bosniak and Croat men in June 1992. Witness Sejfo Bilic told the state court in Sarajevo on Friday that he left his village of Kukavice near Kotor Varos on June 10, 1992 to hide in the woods after the Bosnian Serb Army started attacks.

10. March 2016.
Following the repeal of a second instance verdict against Ljubisa Vranjes for Kotor-Varos crimes, his attorney failed to appear before the state court’s appeals chamber. The prosecution said it stuck to the previously revised indictment.

19. February 2016.
The state court has reduced Mladen Milic’s sentence from eight to seven years in prison. The appeals chamber applied the law of the former Yugoslavia to the case, which was in effect when Milic’s crimes were committed and provides more favourable sentencing. Milic was convicted of crimes in Kotor-Varos.