Former Bosnian Army soldiers Muhko and Safet Velagic were found guilty of committing war crimes against prisoners of war in the Bugojno area in July 1993.
The Cantonal Court in Novi Travnik sentenced Muhko Velagic was sentenced to seven years in prison and Safet Velagic to six years for war crimes against prisoners of war.
The trial of Milorad Topic, also known as Cica, began before the cantonal court of Novi Travnik. Topic, a former member of the Croatian Defense Council, has been charged with crimes committed against civilians in the municipality of Gornji Vakuf.
Two prosecution witnesses testified at the trial of Muko and Safet Velagic, who’ve been charged with crimes committed in Bugojno during the summer of 1993. The witnesses said they found out that injured party Mario Zrno had been beaten by civilians in the village of Crnici.
The defense of Ilija Djogatovic has called upon the Supreme Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to acquit him or revoke the first instance verdict against him. Djogatovic has been sentenced to six years in prison for crimes committed in the Donji Vakuf area. The prosecution is asking that the appeal be rejected and the first instance verdict confirmed.
The cantonal court of Novi Travnik has confirmed an indictment against Jozo Lovrenovic, also known as Cole, charging him with crimes against prisoners of war in the municipalities of Jajce and Mrkonjic Grad.
The Bosnian state court has decided that the cantonal court of Novi Travnik is responsible for processing the case against Safet and Muhko Velagic. The defendants, both former members of the Bosnian Army, have been charged with war crimes in the Bugojno area.
The state court has transferred the case of Suad Ramic to the cantonal court in Novi Travnik for further processing. Ramic, a former member of the Bosnian Army, has been charged with war crimes in Gornji Vakuf/Uskoplje.