Bosnia’s Constitutional Court rejected an appeal from former policeman Darko Mrdja, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in murders and other crimes against Bosniaks in the Prijedor area in 1992.
Bosnia’s Constitutional Court rejected former Bosnian Serb Army military policeman Dragan Marjanovic’s appeal against the verdict convicting him of participating in the murders of 28 Bosniaks on Mount Borje near Teslic in 1992.
The Bosnian state court ordered an international warrant to be issued for the arrest of former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Marko Kovac, who lives in Serbia and failed to appear in court in Sarajevo to face war crimes charges.
Prosecution witnesses’ statements read out at the trial of alleged fighter Milarem Berbic claimed they saw him armed and wearing a uniform while he was in Syria, but that they thought he was not militarily active.
The Higher Court in Belgrade agreed to take over the case against wartime Bosnian Serb Army military police officer Dragomir Kezunovic, who was initially convicted in Bosnia of crimes against humanity.
Prosecution witnesses told the trial of Jahja Vukovic, who is accused of going to fight for the so-called Islamic State in Syria, how they investigated a suspicious video posted on the Telegram messaging application.
War crime cases involving a large number of defendants have been on hold for more than a year because of measures imposed to prevent large gatherings spreading the coronavirus, raising concerns that justice is suffering as a result.
Nine months after Adem Kostjerevac was extradited from the US, the Bosnian court threw out charges against the former Bosnian Army military policeman who was accused of raping a Serb woman during the war in 1992.
The state prosecution said it is expecting court documents to arrive from Turkey about Begzad Spahic, who is suspected of joining the so-called Islamic State, to see whether he has already been convicted of the same offence.