Presenting his closing statement, Aleksandar Cvetkovics defense attorney said Cvetkovic didnt participate in the execution of civilians from Srebrenica on the Branjevo Farm in the municipality of Zvornik in July 1995. As such, the defense believes that their client should be acquitted of charges of participating in genocide.
At todays hearing of the Aleksandar Cvetkovic trial, the trial chamber approved a motion by the state prosecution to watch a video recording of testimony previously given by former UN military observer Joseph Kingori. The video recording will be presented to the Bosnian state court at the next hearing.
At todays hearing of the Aleksander Cvetkovic trial, the defense included 44 pieces of material evidence in the case file. Cvetkovic, a former Bosnian Serb fighter, is charged with mass killings that took place during the Srebrenica genocide.
The Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina reduces the sentence against Franc Kos, Stanko Kojic, Vlastimir Golijan and Zoran Goronja and sentences them to a total of 112 years in prison for crimes against humanity committed in the Srebrenica area in 1995.
On the second day of the presentation of their appeals against a first instance verdict, under which four former members of the Tenth Reconnaissance Squad were sentenced to 142 years in prison for crimes in Srebrenica in July 1995, the Defence teams request the Court to quash the first instance verdict or order a retrial.