Next week two war crimes indictees are due to continue giving testimony as defence witnesses before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 Gojko Klickovic, former Prime Minister of Republika Srpska, who is charged with war crimes committed in the Bosanska Krupa area, is due to continue testifying in his own defence before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina charges Klickovic, Mladen Drljaca and Jovan Ostojic with the murder, forcible resettlement, physical and mental abuse, rape, detention and torture of non-Serbs in the course of 1992.
Until now Klickovic has denied most counts contained in the indictment. He has also claimed that he was present when Radovan Karadzic and Richard Holbrooke made an agreement in 1996.
On Thursday, April 16 indictee Suljo Karajic is due to continue his testimony. He is charged, as a former member of the Military Police Squad with the Fifth Corps of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with having committed war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war “in the Bihac District” in late 1994 and early 1995.
During direct examination Karajic admitted three counts, charging him with the murder of Amir Karajic, known as Kolac, a former member of the National Defence of Western Bosnia Autonomous Region, ND WBAR, beating a medical doctor and hitting the Commander of the Municipal Civil Protection Staff in Velika Kladusa in February 1995.
On Monday, April 13 a hearing is due to take place at which the parties will respond to a custody motion in the case of Stojan Perkovic, who is suspected of crimes against humanity committed in the Rogatica area.
Perkovic is suspected, as a squad commander with the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, of having participated in the murder, forcible disappearance, rape and persecution of non-Serbs, as well as other inhumane acts, in Ladjevine village, Rogatica Municipality, from June to the end of 1992.
On Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 the Prosecution is due to continue presenting evidence at the trial for crimes committed at Koricanske stijene on August 21, 1992.
The State Prosecution charges Damir Ivankovic, Zoran Babic, Gordan Djuric, Milorad Radakovic, Milorad Skrbic, Ljubisa Cetic, Dusan Jankovic and Zeljko Stojnic, former members of the Public Safety Station in Prijedor and the Emergency Interventions Police Squad with the murder of about 200 civilians.
On Monday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 15 the trial is due to continue in the case of Vinko Kondic, Bosko Lukic and Marko Adamovic, who are charged with having participated in organizing a group of people and abetting them to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Kljuc area in the course of 1991 and 1992.
On Tuesday, April 14 the trial is due to continue in the case of Novak Djukic, former Commander of the VRS Ozren Tactical Group, who is charged with having ordered the shelling of Tuzla on May 25, 1995, when 71 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded. The Defence is due to examine an additional witness.
The continuation of the trial for crimes committed against Bosnian Croats from Bugojno is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15. The State Prosecution announced that it would examine three witnesses, who will testify against Nisvet Gasal, Musajb Kukavica, Enes Handzic and Senad Dautovic.
On Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16 the trial is due to continue in the case of Radoje Lalovic and Soniboj Skiljevic, who are charged with crimes committed in Butmir Penal and Correctional Facility in Kula, near Sarajevo, where civilians were detained, mistreated and abused in 1992 and 1993.
The trial of Predrag Bastah, a former member of the reserve police forces, and Goran Viskovic, a former member of the Republika Srpska Army, is scheduled for Thursday, when the Defence will continue presenting its evidence.
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina charges Bastah and Viskovic with the deportation, torture and murder of Bosniaks in Vlasenica in 1992, as well as with having committed “actions that contributed to the functioning of a detention camp system” in Susica and other prisons in that town.