Boris Bosnjak, Miodrag Grubacic and Ilija Djajic, who were convicted of mistreating and abusing Bosniak and Croat civilian detainees held at a military barracks in Bileca in 1992, had their sentences reduced on appeal.
Ahead of the initial verdict in the last trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, BIRN looks back on the landmark judgments, controversies, successes and failures in the UN court’s mission to seek justice for the atrocities of the 1990s.
In a retrial before the Belgrade Higher Court, Bosnian Serb soldier Joja Plavanjac was convicted of killing 11 people at a prison in Bosanska Krupa in Bosnia in August 1992, and his fellow ex-serviceman Zdravko Narancic of helping him.
Before this week’s final verdict in Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic’s trial, BIRN a presents a photographic essay showing the places where the crimes in his indictment were committed, accompanied by quotes from key witnesses.
The UN court in The Hague rejected former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s request for the final verdict in his trial to be postponed because one of his lawyers will not be able to attend the hearing.
The former Bosnian Serb military chief’s defence asked for the final verdict in his trial to be postponed because one of his lawyers will not be able to attend the hearing at the UN court in The Hague.
A report funded by the government of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity claims Serbs were subjected to ethnic cleansing in wartime Sarajevo, but its allegations differ from facts established by courts about crimes during the siege.
Former Bosnian Serb Army military policeman Goran Viskovic, who is already serving a prison sentence for crimes against humanity, was charged with participating in the killings of eight Bosniak civilian prisoners.