A hearing in a war crimes trial was postponed over confusion caused by changes to the criminal code imposed by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s international overseer to ban the denial of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Bosnian war survivors want former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic to be found guilty this week of genocide in five Bosnian municipalities in 1992 as well as genocide in Srebrenica in 1995, but experts believe this is unlikely to happen.
Former Bosnian Serb Army military policeman Goran Viskovic, who is already serving a prison sentence for crimes against humanity, was charged with participating in the killings of eight Bosniak civilian prisoners.
The Bosnian authorities asked the Serbian judiciary to take over the case of Visnja Acimovic, who is accused of involvement in the shooting of 37 Bosniak prisoners in the Vlasenica municipality in 1992.
Several Bosniaks were saved by courageous interventions from individual Serbs who defied potential risks to help neighbours during wartime in the town of Vlasenica in 1992, when many were detained and killed by Bosnian Serb forces.