At the trial of wartime Bosnian Serb Army soldier Dragan Dopudja, former police employees said that Bosniak prisoners were taken away from a detention facility in Ripac near Bihac in June 1992 and never seen again.
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 brigade commander Rajko Kusic went on trial in Belgrade for ordering attacks on non-Serb civilians in the Rogatica area of Bosnia during the war, resulting in crimes including 150 killings, torture and rape.
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.
In the last two years, 30 per cent of court hearings in war crimes trials in Serbia have been postponed, raising concerns about the country’s commitment to the rule of law - a key issue in its EU membership negotiations.