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THE HAGUE | 01.03.2012.

ARMY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR KINDERGARTEN AND POLICE

General Slavko Lisica testifies at the trial of Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin as one of the witnesses called by the Trial Chamber. Lisica contends that military commanders were responsible for everything, from kindergartens and schools to businesses and the police. The prosecutor claims that Lisica may have wanted it to be so, but the reality was different
THE HAGUE | 17.10.2011.

ZUPLJANIN’S REACTION TO OMARSKA AND KERATERM

When Stojan Zupljanin heard for the first time that the conditions in Omarska and Keraterm were ‘bad’ and that there were instances of ‘abuse’, he said he would order an investigation and ‘do everything in his power’, former employee of the Banja Luka police Goran Sainovic claims. Through Sainovic’s evidence, the defense is trying to challenge the claims made by Predrag Radulovic who testified in this trial last year. Radulovic said that Zupljanin said such things happened in war
THE HAGUE | 14.10.2011.

WHITEWASHING KERATERM PRISON CAMP

At the trial of two former chiefs of the Bosnian Serb police, Milos Jankovic, former chief of the Prijedor police Communications Center described how the Keraterm prison camp was ‘whitewashed’ for the visit of the International Red Cross staff. As a consequence, everybody looked ‘a bit better than usual’
THE HAGUE | 07.10.2011.

COLOR OF PAPER AS PROOF OF ‘MUSLIM DOMINATION’

In mid-1991, chief of the Banja Luka police Stojan Zupljanin was ‘flabbergasted’ when he saw at a meeting in the MUP headquarters that a document was printed on green paper. Zupljanin wondered if this was a ‘sign of the Muslim domination’ in the republic police
THE HAGUE | 21.09.2011.

WERE BANJA LUKA SPECIALS UNDER STOJAN ZUPLJANIN?

Former employee of the Security Services Center in Banja Luka denies that the members of the special unit were part of the Center. According to the witness, the ‘special unit’ could have been part of the army. He never saw the specials, at any rate. He merely ‘heard’ that in May 1992 the special unit took part in a police parade
THE HAGUE | 19.09.2011.

HOW TO DISQUALIFY EXPERTS

The prosecution has asked the judges to reject the expert report and the evidence of Vidosav Kovacevic because of his partiality and lack of expertise. The defense contends that Kovacevic was ‘the most qualified’ person to speak about the relationship between the army and the police in RS. Prosecution experts ‘don’t have a clue’ about it, the defense argued
THE HAGUE | 12.09.2011.

PROSECUTOR: DEFENSE EXPERT ‘SERB NATIONALISM APOLOGIST’

Military expert called by Stojan Zupljanin’s defense is ‘an open advocate and apologist of Serb nationalism’, using ‘non-scientific methods’ and presenting ‘uncorroborated’ claims in his report, the prosecutor contends
THE HAGUE | 05.09.2011.

ZUPLJANIN’S DEFENSE: ‘IT’S NOT A WAR CRIME TO BE BAD CHIEF’

Stojan Zupljanin’s defense started its case today with an opening statement. Zupljanin’s defense counsel insisted that the former chief of the Banja Luka police had done as much as he could to ‘prevent or mitigate’ the consequences of events in 1992. However, Zupljanin ‘was not up to the situation’, Krgovic said, adding ‘it is not a war crime to be a bad police chief’. The first defense witness is military expert Vidosav Kovacevic
THE HAGUE | 05.07.2011.

ETHNIC POLICE FORCES WERE SET UP TO PREVENT MUSLIM DOMINATION

The last witness called by the defense of the first Bosnian Serb interior minister began his evidence today. Goran Macar, who was the chief of the RS MUP Criminal Investigations Division contends that the Serbs and Croats formed their ethnic police forces in early 1992 to prevent ‘the domination of the Muslim personnel’
THE HAGUE | 01.06.2011.

HOW THE POLICE ‘GOT RID’ OF THE PARAMILITARY FROM SERBIA

The Bijeljina police did nothing to prosecute the paramilitaries from various groups that came from Serbia. Instead, the police returned them to Serbia because otherwise they would have to build ‘more prisons than we had military barracks in Republika Srpska’. So the police ‘got rid of them as quickly as we could’ by transferring them to Serbia, says the former RS MUP official

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