Monday, September 24, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 24,2007) - A total of 23 indictees are expected to appear before the War Crimes Chamber of the Bosnian State Court this week.The Prosecution is due to continue presenting evidence against Croatian war criminal Pasko Ljubicic from Monday, 24 September to Wednesday, 26 September.

The former member of the Croatian aggressor's formations is charged with having participated in the attack against Bosnian civilians in Busovaca and Vitez municipalities during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia in the early 90's.

On 24 and 28 September, the trial of Croatian war criminals Marko Radic, Dragan Sunjic, Damir Brekalo and Mirko Vracevic before the Bosnian State Court is due to continue. The indictment alleges that they participated in the persecution, murder, detention, torture, rape and maltreatment of Bosnian civilians from the southenr Bosnian city of Mostar during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia.

On Monday, 24 September, six Defence witnesses are due to appear at the trial of Serbian war criminal Zeljko Lelek before the Bosnian State Court.Lelek was indicted for crimes against humanity he committed as a member of the Serbian aggressor's formations in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad. On the same day and also on 25 September, the trial is due to continue in the case of Sefik Alic, a former member of the Bosnian Army charged with killings of captured Serbian aggressor's soldiers in 1995.

According to the official timetable of the Bosnian State Court, on 26 September the Prosecution will continue presenting material evidence at the trial of Serbian war criminal Jadranko Palija. The former member of the genocidal military forces of the Serbians living in Bosnia (VRS) is indicted for the murder of a group of Bosnian civilians, the rape of one Bosnian woman and the unlawful capture of Bosnian civilians in the western Bosnian town of Sanski Most.

The defence teams of the 11 Serbian war criminals charged with genocide committed against Bosnians in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995,during the Serbian aggresion against Bosnia, are due to continue presenting evidence on 26 and 27 September.

On 27 September, the defence teams of Serbian war criminals Zdravko Bozic, Mladen Blagojevic, Zeljko Zaric and Zoran Zivanovic are due to cross-examine a protected Prosecution witness, who recognised the indictees at the hearing held on 19 September and also claimed that they had committed the crimes against Bosnian civilians in the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

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