The UN court in The Hague rejected a request for early release from former Bosnian Serb Army officer Vujadin Popovic, who is serving a life sentence for the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995.
The UN court in The Hague has rejected requests for early release from three war crimes convicts because they have not shown signs that they have been rehabilitated – a move applauded by Bosnian war victims’ organisation. Bosnian war victims’ representatives have welcomed decisions by Carmel Agius, president of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals […]
On January 30 the Appellate Chamber of the Hague Tribunal is due to pronounce a verdict against Vujadin Popovic and four other indictees, who were sentenced, under a first instance verdict, for genocide and other crimes in Srebrenica in July 1995.
Testifying at the trial for genocide in Srebrenica, State Prosecution witness Srecko Acimovic says that he did not accept an order to select a group of soldiers to kill captives from Srebrenica in July 1995.
At the trial of Radovan Karadzic prosecutors try to prove that Defence witness Vujadin Popovic was not an innocent passer-by at several locations, where thousands of Srebrenica Muslims were shot in July 1995, but he was a committed participant and one of the key crime perpetrators.
As the trial of Radovan Karadzic continues, former Chief Security Officer with the Drina Corps of the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, Vujadin Popovic says that, in July 1995 he did not know about a plan for the killing of Srebrenica residents.