The prosecution in Zagreb has agreed to take over Bosnia’s case against former Croatian Defence Council general Zlatan Mijo Jelic, who is accused of wartime crimes against Bosniak civilians in Mostar in 1993-94.
After the State Prosecution called on the Court to sentence Boro Milojica and Zelislav Rivic for crimes committed in the Prijedor area and their defense teams called for an acquittal, the Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced it would hand down a second instance verdict on October 26.
Former Bosnian Serb Army military police commander Zoran Malinic was charged with assisting the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in July 1995 by coordinating officers who ambushed, captured and killed some of the victims.
Police arrested Ivan Djuric, who is suspected of committing crimes against humanity including murder against Bosniak, Croat and ethnic Albanian prisoners who were illegally detained in the town of Brcko in 1992.
The Bosnian authorities are seeking the arrest of ex-policeman Mico Jurisic, who failed to appear to start serving his 11-year sentence for committing crimes against humanity in the Prijedor area during the war in 1992.
The Bosnian court sentenced Boris Bosnjak, Miodrag Grubacic and Ilija Djajic to a total of 21 years in prison for the inhumane treatment of Bosniak and Croat civilian detainees held at a military barracks in Bileca in 1992.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo and Serbia, most of the case files and evidence from war crime trials are not immediately accessible to journalists, researchers and the general public, obscuring a crucial part of recent Balkan history.