The UN court in The Hague will hand down its verdict in the war crimes retrial of Serbian State Security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic after they appealed against their initial conviction.
Tributes have been paid to the victims of an artillery strike on the Bosnian town of Zenica in April 1993 that left 15 people dead, including a child – an attack that no one has been convicted of ordering.
In April 1993, on one of the most tragic days of the Bosnian war, 116 Bosniaks were murdered in the village of Ahmici and 22 Croats were killed in the village of Trusina. Thirty years on, survivors are still mourning.
Thirty years have passed since Bosnian Army troops detained and assaulted Croat and Serb prisoners in a music school basement in Zenica. In the Hague Tribunal archives, BIRN found names of suspected perpetrators who never stood trial.
Ahead of the appeal in the Hague court’s trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, the widow of a man killed by Serb fighters operating in Bosnia in 1995 said she wants to see justice done.
Almost three decades after the last prisoners left the notorious Dretelj detention camp, several Bosnian Croat military policemen and security officers named in a Hague Tribunal verdict who could be suspects in the abuse and deaths of inmates have never been charged.