City: Pale

29. October 2013.
Testifying at Ratko Mladic’s trial, a former UN military observer says that the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, held him hostage and used him as a “human shield” against NATO air strikes in the spring of 1995.

16. April 2013.
Testifying in defence of Radovan Karadzic, former President of the Bratunac Municipal Assembly Ljubislav Simic says that crimes against Bosniaks in that municipality in 1992 were committed by paramilitary formations, which the local authorities could not control, adding that the Bosniak population voluntarily left Srebrenica in July 1995.

21. June 2011.
Testifying at the trial of Radovan Karadzic, another Hague Prosecution witness speaks about the communication system in Republika Srpska during the war, saying that they “invested super-human efforts in order to perform tasks – sometimes successfully and at other times with delay”.