Milenko Zivanovic, a former general and commander of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Drina Corps, was charged with directing armed units that attacked Bosniak civilians in the Srebrenica and Zepa areas in 1995.
War crimes in the village of Zepa just after the Srebrenica massacres in July 1995 were initially tried as genocide, but the charge was eventually dropped, and 25 years on, most suspects have never even been indicted.
On April 8, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia will bring down a verdict against Zdravko Tolimir, a former senior officer of the Bosnian Serb Army. Under a first instance verdict, Tolimir was sentenced to life in prison for committing genocide in Srebrenica and Zepa.
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina requests an extension of, and stricter prohibiting measures against Vitomir Rackovic, who is charged with crimes in Visegrad. The Defence considers that the measures are too strict.
The Defence of Ratko Mladic suggests before The Hague Tribunal that the then President of Republika Srpska, RS, and supreme Commander of the RS Army Radovan Karadzic skipped the Main Headquarters of the RS Army in March 1995, when he ordered lower units to create an unbearable situation for Muslim civilians in Srebrenica.
Testifying at the trial of Ratko Mladic, witness Manojlo Milovanovic says that the Seventh Directive, under which supreme military Commander Radovan Karadzic ordered the VRS to create an unbearable situation of complete uncertainty without hope for further survival and life of civilian population in Srebrenica and Zepa, was unlawful.
Retired general with the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, Ljubomir Obradovic says that, in his capacity as Commander of the VRS Main Headquarters, Ratko Mladic was superior to units, which participated in crimes in Srebrenica in July 1995.
As the trial of Ratko Mladic continues, protected witness RM-316 says that in July 1995 he intercepted the indictees conversation, in which he said that he intended to evacuate the entire population of Zepa.