Dusan Sladojevic, Slavko Aleksic and Risto Lecic, members of a Serb nationalist Chetnik organisation, were sentenced to five months in prison each for inciting hatred at a rally in the Bosnian town of Visegrad in 2019.
Jail sentences handed down to wartime fighters Senad Dzananovic and Edin Gadzo for unlawfully detaining and assaulting Serbs during the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo in 1992 were confirmed after an appeal.
Three members of the Ravna Gora Movement, a Serb nationalist Chetnik organisation, will be retried for inciting ethnic and religious hatred at a uniform-clad rally in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad in 2019.
BIRN has awarded grants to 13 journalists, historians, artists and activists for projects exploring the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in ex-Yugoslav countries that dealt with war crimes cases.
The start of the high-profile trial of Bosnian Serb Army Drina Corps commander Milenko Zivanovic, already the focus of controversy, was postponed after Bosnian prosecutors offered to transfer the case to Serbia instead of pursuing their own trial.
Milenko Zivanovic, wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Drina Corps, was indicted in both Bosnia and Serbia, almost simultaneously, for similar crimes in Srebrenica in 1995, raising questions about the motives behind the charges.
Bosnian Serb ex-policeman Radomir Stojnic, who was on trial for involvement in the mass killings of Bosniaks in the village of Zecovi near Prijedor in 1992, became the second defendant to die during the long-running case.
Former Bosnian Serb Army military policemen Zoran Neskovic, Panto Pantovic, Slavisa Djeric, Nenad Ujic and Pero Despot were charged with beating, robbing and sexually abusing prisoners in Rogatica in 1995.