THE HAGUE | 23.04.2015.

KARADZIC DEMANDS STATUS CONFERENCE

The former Republika Srpska president has filed a motion demanding that a status conference be scheduled. He wants to talk about his health, conditions in the detention, disclosure of exculpatory material and the sentencing date. Karadzic has suggested that the status conference be held in first nine days of June 2015
THE HAGUE | 23.04.2015.

DEADLINES MULTIPLY IN SESELJ’S CASE

On 30 March 2015, the Appeals Chamber ordered Judge Antonetti’s Trial Chamber to ‘immediately’ order Seselj to return to the Tribunal’s detention unit in The Hague. The prosecution then filed a motion asking the appellate judges to speed up the procedure by instructing the Trial Chamber to issue its order ‘within 24 hours’ instead of ‘immediately’. Now the Appeals Chamber has called Seselj to respond to the prosecution’s motion within 72 hours
THE HAGUE | 23.04.2015.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BILJANI MASSACRE?

Prosecutor Arthur Traldi puts it to Grujo Boric that he has given ‘false’ testimony at Ratko Mladic’s trial to hide his own responsibility for the Biljani massacre, which was committed by soldiers under his command in July 1995 ‘That’s your opinion’, Boric, former commander of the 2nd Krajina Corps, told the prosecutor
THE HAGUE | 22.04.2015.

WITNESS'S ENCOUNTERS WITH MLADIC

Retired VRS general Grujo Boric testified at the trial of Ratko Mladic about the formation and activities of the 2nd Krajina Corps. In his evidence Boric also spoke about his relationship with the former VRS Main Staff commander
THE HAGUE | 21.04.2015.

‘COLLATERAL DAMAGE’ IN SANSKI MOST

Retired colonel Branko Basara said that civilians – women and children – were killed in the VRS attacks on the villages of Mahala and Hrustovo because they ‘didn’t leave when the army allowed them to’. ‘Those that remained knew they could end up getting killed, and only those who wanted to fight remained’, Basara explained, adding that civilian killed in NATO air strikes were declared ‘collateral damage’
THE HAGUE | 20.04.2015.

WHAT ARMY DIDN'T DO IN SANSKI MOST

In his evidence, retired colonel Branko Basara talked about disarming Muslims and Croats in the Sanski Most municipality and the VRS attacks on 'Muslim extremists'. Basara stressed that the army and he personally 'did not have any jurisdiction' over the prisons, the transportation to prison centers, evacuation of the population and the Crisis Staff decisions, including the imple-mentation of strategic goals
THE HAGUE | 19.04.2015.
Next Week at the Tribunal

ORAL AND WRITTEN TESTIMONY IN MLADIC’S DEFENSE

After a 10-day Easter holiday break, Ratko Mladic’s defense picks up with its case with the evidence of five witnesses. The evidence of three witnesses will be admitted in writing. There will be no cross-examination by the prosecution. The remaining two witnesses, Colonel Branko Basara and General Grujo Boric will testify in court. Basara commanded the 6th Krajina Brigade and Boric was the commander of the 2nd Krajina Corps
THE HAGUE | 14.04.2015.

PROSECUTOR WANTS SESELJ BACK IN THE HAGUE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

In the two weeks since the appellate judges ordered the Trial Chamber to 'immediately' suspend Seselj's provisional release, the Trial Chamber has yet to issue the decision to that effect. The prosecution has turned to the Appeals Chamber again, asking it to give the trial judges 24 hours to suspend Seselj's provisional release
HAG/DEN HAAG | 13.04.2015.

HADZIC PROVISIONALLY RELEASED

Judge Meron's Appeals Chamber has reversed the Trial Chamber’s decision and has ordered that Goran Hadzic be provisionally released until the next MR scan, scheduled for early May 2015 in The Hague
THE HAGUE | 10.04.2015.

TRIAL CHAMBER IN NO RUSH TO BRING SESELJ BACK TO THE HAGUE

Before taking their decision on the Appeals Chamber’s order to bring Vojislav Seselj back to The Hague ‘immediately’, the judges in the Trial Chamber want the Serb medical doctors to provide them with the latest reports on the medical treatment of the accused
THE HAGUE | 10.04.2015.

VINKO PANDUREVIC GRANTED EARLY RELEASE

Former commander of the VRS Zvornik Brigade Vinko Pandurevic has been released from the UN Detention Unit, having served approximately three quarters of his sentence. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the crimes in Srebrenica
THE HAGUE | 09.04.2015.

‘SOLDIERS’ TALES’ ABOUT EXECUTIONS

On the day of the mass execution of Srebrenica prisoners in Orahovac, military police officer Nebojsa Jeremic stood guard at the entrance to the VRS Zvornik Brigade command. At the same time, his colleagues in the field carried out mass executions of prisoners
THE HAGUE | 08.04.2015.

GENOCIDE CONVICTION AND LIFE IN PRISON CONFIRMED FOR TOLIMIR

The Appeals Chamber has confirmed the genocide conviction and life imprisonment for Zdravko Tolimir, Mladic’s former assistant for security and intelligence in the VRS Main Staff. Although some grounds of appeal put forth by the accused have been granted and some convictions have been quashed, this has not merited any reduction in the sentence, the judges decide
THE HAGUE | 08.04.2015.

WHAT WITNESS DIDN’T SEE IN KONJEVIC POLJE

Former police officer Mirko Peric denies that he took part in the events that preceded the execution of prisoners at the river Jadar on 13 July 1995. Peric claims that he didn’t see the man identified as the perpetrator at the check point in Konjevic Polje, the warehouse from which the prisoners were taken out for executions. He also didn't see Ratko Mladic and Momir Nikolic
THE HAGUE | 07.04.2015.

PEOPLE FROM SREBRENICA ‘KILLED EACH OTHER’

Slavoljub Mladjenovic, former police commander in Bratunac, gave evidence in Ratko Mladic’s defense. Through Mladjenovic’s testimony, Mladic’s defense tried to corroborate its case that the men from Srebrenica killed each other in their breakthrough towards Tuzla in July 1995