Friday, September 28, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 28,2007) - Although he was given permission to defend himself while on bail, the Bosnian State Court ordered to police to arrest Serbian war criminal Rajko Vukovic,again.He is charged with war crimes committed in the eastern Bosnian town of Foca in 1992,during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

On 19 September, the Bosnian State Court rendered a decision allowing Vukovic to defend himself while on bail and ordering certain prohibiting measures.But,the Bosnian State Prosecutor filed a complaint against the decision.

Partially acknowledging the Prosecution's complaint, the Bosnian state Court has rendered a decision ordering custody for Serbian war criminal Rajko Vukovic that "may last until the completion of the main trial, but not beyond 26 September 2010".

"There are some indications that, if released, the indictee may hinder the criminal proceeding by influencing the witnesses and accessories," the Bosnian State Court announcement reads.

Serbian war criminals Ranko and Rajko Vukovic are charged with having participated in the persecution of Bosnian civilians from Foca municipality and with having participated in "a joint criminal enterprise" with the aim of "depriving other people of their lives".

Serbian war criminal Rajko Vukovic was first arrested in Foca area on 11 July this year.

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