On the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres, a few kilometres away from the annual commemoration, a nationalist group will screen a film praising Bosnian Serb forces and genocide convict Ratko Mladic for ‘liberating’ the enclave.
The UN war crimes court in The Hague rejected an appeal for early release from prison made by Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader Milan Lukic, who is serving a life sentence for committing crimes against humanity.
The UN court will rule in about a year’s time on Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic’s appeal against their conviction for aiding and abetting crimes committed by a Serbian State Security Service special unit during the Bosnian war.
Relatives of 46 people who disappeared in the Hadzici area after being detained by Bosnian Serb forces during the war in 1992 rallied outside the state prosecutor’s office, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
Jail sentences handed down to wartime fighters Senad Dzananovic and Edin Gadzo for unlawfully detaining and assaulting Serbs during the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo in 1992 were confirmed after an appeal.
Serbia plans to prosecute four Croatian officers in their absence for air attacks on a convoy of fleeing refugees in 1995 – but experts say that because Zagreb is not cooperating with Belgrade, the case is likely to be flawed.