Next week the trial of eight indictees charged with crimes committed at Koricanske stijene, and the retrial for crimes committed in Foca will begin before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The trial of eight indictees charged with crimes committed at Koricanske stijene on Mount Vlasic in August 1992 is due to begin with the reading of the indictment and the presentation of introductory arguments on Monday, March 30.
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina charges Damir Ivankovic, Zoran Babic, Gordan Djuric, Milorad Radakovic, Milorad Skrbic, Ljubisa Cetic, Dusan Jankovic and Zeljko Stojnic with having participated in escorting a convoy of about 1,200 Croat and Bosniak civilians, and separating and shooting about 200 of them on Mount Vlasic.
The Prosecution is due to examine its first witnesses on March 31.
On Wednesday, April 1 the retrial is due to begin in the case of brothers Ranko and Rajko Vukovic, who are charged with crimes committed in the Foca area. By a first-instance verdict each of the Vukovic brothers was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.
Following the appellate procedure, the verdict was revoked and a decision was made to conduct a retrial before the Appellate Chamber.
Next week, on Monday, March 30 the trial is due to continue in the case of Momir Savic, who is charged with crimes committed in Visegrad, and Milorad Trbic, charged with genocide committed in Srebrenica.
The trial of Rade Veselinovic, a former member of the Military Police Squad with the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, who is charged with having participated in the capture and detention of non-Serbs in the Cultural, Sports and Recreational Center in Hadzici, where they were physically abused, is due to take place on Monday, March 30 and Wednesday, April 1.
On Monday, March 30 and Thursday, April 2 the trial is due to continue in the case of Predrag Bastah and Goran Viskovic, who are charged by the State Prosecution with crimes committed in Vlasenica in the course of 1992. The Defence is due to continue presenting its evidence on those two dates.
The trial of Vinko Kondic, Bosko Lukic and Marko Adamovic, who are charged with organizing a group of people and abetting them to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, is due to continue on Monday, March 30 and Wednesday, April 1.
Among other things, the three men are charged with having participated in the capture of civilians and their detention in the “Nikola Mackic” school building and Manjaca detention camp.
On Tuesday, March 31 the State Prosecution is due to continue presenting additional evidence at the trial of Novak Djukic, former Commander of the Ozren VRS Tactical Group. The indictment charges Djukic with having ordered an artillery squad, subordinate to him, to shell Tuzla using 130mm cannon on May 25, 1995.
The indictment further alleges that one projectile hit the downtown area, known as Kapija, killing 71 and wounding more than 200 people.
At the trial for crimes committed in Bosanska Krupa, the first indictee, Gojko Klickovic, is due to start testifying in his own Defence on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. In addition to Klickovic, the State Prosecution charges Jovan Ostojic and Mladen Drljac with the murder, forcible resettlement, capture, torture and deprivation of the right of non-Serbs to a fair trial.
The trial of Ratko Bundalo, Nedjo Zeljaja and Djordjislav Askraba is due to continue on Tuesday and Thursday next week, when the Defence will continue presenting its evidence. The State Prosecution charges the three men with crimes committed in Kalinovik Municipality.
The trial of Ante Kovac, former commander of the Military Police Squad with the Vitez Brigade of the Croatian Defence Council, HVO, is due to continue on Tuesday, March 31 and Friday, April 3. The previous two hearings at the trial for crimes committed in Vitez were postponed due to “the indictee’s poor health”.
The trial of the four indictees charged with crimes against Bosnian Croats, committed in Bugojno, is due to take place on Wednesday, April 1, when the State Prosecution will examine three witnesses. Nisvet Gasal, Musajb Kukavica, Enes Handzic and Senad Dautovic are charged with participating in a number of crimes committed against Bosnian Croats who were detained in garages and a detention camp in Buhojno in the course of 1993 and 1994.
On Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 the trials are due to continue in the case of Radoje Lalovic and Soniboj Skiljevic, who are charged with crimes committed in Kula, near Sarajevo, in 1992, and Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic, who are charged with genocide committed in Srebrenica in July 1995.