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.
Former Bosnian Serb fighter Zeljko Budimir was jailed for two years after a retrial in Belgrade for assaulting and robbing a Bosniak civilian in Bosnia’s Kljuc municipality during wartime in November 1992.
Belgrade Higher Court agreed that a Bosnian Serb ex-policeman accused of involvement in killing 1,313 Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995 can no longer stand trial alongside his seven co-defendants because of his mental health problems.
The Serbian Interior Ministry again refused to provide information about an international arrest warrant for Rajko Kozlina, who was convicted of war crimes in Kosovo and remains at large, arguing there is no public interest.
The Serbian court has so far not awarded any compensation during trials to survivors of wartime sexual violence - and one rape victim has waived her right to damages because she feared losing her anonymity if she filed a civil suit.
Almost half the trial hearings have been postponed by the Belgrade court in the case against eight former Bosnian Serb special policeman accused of taking part in the executions of over 1,000 Bosniaks from Srebrenica 25 years ago.
A former inmate’s daughter testified that ex-soldier Osman Osmanovic, who is accused of war crimes against prisoners, was a supervisor at a detention camp in the Brcko area of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.