THE HAGUE | 01.07.2015.

WHAT POST MORTEMS OF TOMASICA VICTIMS SHOWED

British pathologist John Clark concluded that most of the victims exhumed from the Tomasica mass grave had been shot; most of them died of gunshot wounds to the backs of their heads or torsos. All victims wore ‘regular’ civilian clothes
THE HAGUE | 30.06.2015.

APPELLATE HEARING IN STANISIC AND ZUPLJANIN CASE SCHEDULED FOR FALL OF 2015

The appellate hearing in the case against the two former Republika Srpska police officials will be held in November 2015. The final judgment is expected in the spring of 2016
THE HAGUE | 30.06.2015.

BALLISTIC FINDINGS CONTESTED

At the end of the cross-examination of ballistics expert Bruno Franjic, Ratko Mladic’s defense noted that the shells and bullets recovered in the Tomasica mass grave were not necessarily linked to the VRS weapons. Such weapons could have easily belonged to the police as well as the civilians, the defense argued
THE HAGUE | 30.06.2015.

ANALYSIS OF ITEMS FOUND IN TOMASICA

At Ratko Mladic's trial, biologist Elmira Karahasanovic presented the results of the DNA analysis of items found near the 385 victims in the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor
THE HAGUE | 29.06.2015.

385 TOMASICA VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

Doctor Thomas Parsons from the International Commission for Missing Persons testifies at Ratko Mladic's trial that a total of 385 victims from the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor have been identified using DNA analysis. Two hundred and eleven victims from the secondary grave site at Jakarina Kosa have also been identified. Eight bodies remain unidentified bringing the total of bodies recovered from the mass graves to 604
THE HAGUE | 28.06.2015.
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EXPERTS’ FINDINGS ON TOMASICA

At Ratko Mladic's trial, the prosecution continues calling evidence on the exhumation of the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor with the testimonies of forensic, ballistic and demography experts
THE HAGUE | 25.06.2015.

BALISTIC EXPERTISE OF BULLET SHELLS FROM TOMASICA

The prosecution continued calling evidence on the Tomasica mass grave at the trial of Ratko Mladic with the evidence of Bruno Franjic. The witness analyzed cases and bullets recovered in the mass grave and in the bodies during their post mortems
THE HAGUE | 25.06.2015.

(UN)BIASED TOMASICA EXHUMATIONS

In the cross-examination by Mladic’s defense, forensic archaeologist Ian Hanson agreed that occasional mistakes were possible in the work of his organization, the International Commission of Missing Persons. Such errors could happen in the process of the identification of bodies, Hanson explained, dismissing at the same time the allegation about the bias of his organization in favor of the OTP during the exhumations of the Tomasica mass grave
THE HAGUE | 24.06.2015.

HUNDREDS OF ‘GROUPS’ IN TOMASICA MASS GRAVES

Forensic archaeologist Ian Hanson attended the exhumations of bodies from the Tomasica mass grave on behalf of the International Commission of Missing Persons. In his evidence at Ratko Mladic's trial, Hanson noted that 401 ‘groups’ of victim remains in civilian clothing were recovered at that location in 2013. Twelve years earlier, at least 298 bodies were exhumed at a nearby location of Jakarina Kosa. The bodies in Jakarina Kosa had been transferred to that location from Tomasica
THE HAGUE | 24.06.2015.

'LIFE SENTENCE’ AT THE TRIBUNAL: HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

In the decision denying General Stanislav Galic’s motion for early release, Theodor Meron, president of the Mechanism for International Tribunals, has specified for the first time the length of time lifers have to serve before being considered for early release
THE HAGUE | 23.06.2015.

TOMASICA EVIDENCE CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Protected witness RM 382 testified about how ‘Tomasica was set up and the burial of the victims in that mass grave’. Only the judges and the parties know what exactly the witness said because he testified almost entirely in closed session
THE HAGUE | 22.06.2015.

PROSECUTION’S NEW URGENT REQUEST TO CONTINUE HADZIC TRIAL

The prosecution wants the Trial Chamber to order Goran Hadzic's trial to continue as soon as possible, to set dates for the submission of final briefs and to render its oral judgment. Later on, the judges would render a written judgment with more details
THE HAGUE | 22.06.2015.

TOMASICA EVIDENCE BEGINS IN CLOSED SESSION

The prosecution began calling its evidence on the Tomasica mass grave with the testimony of a protected witness, testifying under the pseudonym RM 383. The protected witness mostly testified in closed session, and his evidence concerned the collection, transportation and burial of victims killed in Prijedor. The defense stated it was 'not ready’ and sought more time to prepare to contest the allegations of prosecution experts
THE HAGUE | 21.06.2015.
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TOMASICA EVIDENCE BEGINS

The trial of Ratko Mladic continues next week with the evidence of five of the 13 prosecution witnesses slated to testify about the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor. First, two protected witness will speak about the transportation and burial of the bodies. The remaining three witnesses to testify this week are experts
THE HAGUE | 18.06.2015.

HADZIC ASKS FOR TERMINATION OR INDEFINITE STAY OF PROCEEDINGS

Following the latest medical exam and Hadzic’s decision not to continue with an experimental treatment for his brain tumor, the defense estimates that the life expectancy of the accused will not match the length of the trial. The defense has called for termination or indefinite stay of proceedings