The Bosnian state court has asked Serbia to take over the prosecution of wartime Bosnian Serb soldier Novak Stjepanovic, who is accused of rape, sexual abuse and the killing of civilians in the Bratunac area in 1992.
The Serbian authorities have paid compensation for the detention and legal costs of former policeman Ilija Jurisic, who was cleared of ordering an attack on a retreating Yugoslav People’s Army convoy in Tuzla in Bosnia in 1992.
The prosecution in Zagreb has agreed to take over Bosnia’s case against former Croatian Defence Council general Zlatan Mijo Jelic, who is accused of wartime crimes against Bosniak civilians in Mostar in 1993-94.
After the State Prosecution called on the Court to sentence Boro Milojica and Zelislav Rivic for crimes committed in the Prijedor area and their defense teams called for an acquittal, the Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced it would hand down a second instance verdict on October 26.
Former Bosnian Serb Army military police commander Zoran Malinic was charged with assisting the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in July 1995 by coordinating officers who ambushed, captured and killed some of the victims.