Monday, October 29, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 29,2007) - On Tuesday, October 30, Serbian war criminal Milorad Trbic, indicted for genocide committed, is due to appear at a pre-trial status conference before the Bosnian State Court.

On June 11 this year, Serbian war criminal Milorad Trbic was transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to Bosnia for further processing. As he refused to appear at the plea hearing scheduled in August, the Bosnian State Court subsequently recorded a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

The Bosnian State Prosecutor charges former member of the genocidal paramilitary formations of the Serbians living in Bosnia (VRS),Serbian war criminal Milorad Trbic, with having participated in the execution of more than 7,000 Bosnian civilians at the stadium in Bratunac on July 13, 1995, and in front of the school in Grbavci on July 14, 1995.

Following the confirmation of the indictment against Suad Kapic, a plea hearing has been scheduled to take place in the Bosnian State Court on Thursday, November 1.

The indictment alleges that Kapic, a former soldier of the Fifth Corps of the Bosnian Army, participated in the killing of four captured genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers during the "Sana 95" military operation conducted in September 1995.

The first defence witnesses at the trial of Croatian war criminal Zdravko Mihaljevic are due to appear at a hearing scheduled on Friday, November 2. The Bosnian State Prosecutor charges the former member of the Croatian aggressor's formations with having committed crimes against humanity in the Bosnian village of Tulice near Kiseljak,during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia in the early 1990's.

The trial of Serbian war criminals Mirko Todorovic and Milos Radic, indicted for murder of a group of Bosnian civilians in the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac in 1992, is due to continue on Monday, October 29.

On the same day, and also on Wednesday, October 31, the Bosnian State Prosecutor is due to continue presenting evidence against Croatian war criminals Marko Radic, Dragan Sunjic, Damir Brekalo and Mirko Vracevic, who are indicted for crimes committed in Vojno concentration camp near the southern Bosnian city of Mostar in 1993,during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia.

This week, on October 30, the trial before the Bosnian State Court continues in the case of Sefik Alic, a former member of the Bosnian Army, who is considered responsible for offences committed against captured genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers.

On the same day, the trial of Serbian war criminals Mitar Rasevic and Savo Todovic is due to continue before the Bosnian State Court. The two Serbian war criminals are charged with having maltreated Bosnian civilians in Foca concentration camp from 1992 to 1994,during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, the prosecution is due to continue its evidence presentation process against Serbian war criminals Zeljko Mejakic, Momcilo Gruban, Dusan Fustar and Dusko Knezevic, who are charged with crimes committed in Omarska and Keraterm concentration camps.

On Wednesday, October 31, the defence team of Serbian war criminal Jadranko Palija is due to continue examining the witnesses who will testify in favour of the former member of the genocidal Serbian aggressor's formations, who is charged with the murder of Bosnian civilians in the village of Begici, in Sanski Most municipality.

On Thursday, November 1, ten witnesses invited by Serbian war criminal Dragisa Zivanovic's defence team are due to be examined as part of the trial of the 11 Serbian war criminals charged with genocide.

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