The beginning of the trial of three indictees charged with crimes committed in the Cajnice area has been postponed because additional medical examinations must be undertaken in order to determine whether indictee Milun Kornjaca is capable of following the trial proceedings.
After physicians Marija Kaucic-Komsic and Radojka Golijan explained their findings related to the first indicteeâ€™s state of health, it was determined that Milun Kornjaca should undergo additional internal medicine tests.
â€œThe detainee is considered temporarily incapable of following the trial until the additional diagnostic tests have been conducted,â€ said court expert Radojka Golijan, an internal medicine practitioner, while psychiatrist Kaucicâ€“Komsic explained that â€œthe detainee does not suffer from a permanent mental disorder, but he does have occasional mental episodes related to his physical health stateâ€.
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has charged Milun Kornjaca, Milorad Zivkovic and Dusko Tadic with having committed crimes against humanity by participating in a broad and systematic attack against the Cajnice population, as well as the detention, torture, murder and forcible resettlement of Bosniaks from the area from April to the end of May 1992.
The indictment alleges that Kornjaca was the Commander of the â€œPlavi orloviâ€ (â€œBlue Eaglesâ€) Paramilitary Unit, Tadic was a member of the same Unit, while Zivkovic was Chief of the Public Safety Station in Cajnice and a member of the Crisis Committee in that town.
The three men are charged with having participated, by shooting from automatic guns and throwing hand grenades, in the murder of 11 civilian detainees in the huntersâ€™ house at Mostina, Cajnice municipality, in mid May 1992.
In his address, indictee Kornjaca said he would only agree to undergo the additional medical examinations if they were conducted somewhere in Republika Srpska, RS.
â€œI do not want to undergo any medical treatment in Sarajevo, as I do not feel safe here. I want to be treated in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Banja Luka is the only option,â€ Kornjaca said.
The next hearing has been scheduled for September 27, 2010.