As Radovan Karadzic’s final verdict approaches next week, many of the 12 years he spent evading arrest remain shrouded in secrets that the Serbian and Bosnian authorities seem reluctant to probe, and people who helped him remain unprosecuted.
The Humanitarian Law Centre NGO said that the Serbian war crimes prosecutor’s office rejected a criminal complaint that it filed about the abduction of two Croats from Serbia’s Vojvodina region in 1991.
A key witness in the Montenegro 'coup plot' trial, Sasa Sindjelic, claimed that the suspects behind the alleged attempt to overthrow the government did not plan a coup and only wanted to rally in support of the opposition.
After three ex-members of the ‘Sima’s Chetniks’ paramilitary group had their sentences cut by a Belgrade court, Bosnian war victims’ associations said they welcomed the convictions but wanted the convicted men to reveal the whereabouts of missing persons.
The presiding judge in a Serbian trial of two Yugoslav Army ex-officers for the massacre of Kosovo Albanian civilians in Trnje in 1999 criticised the defendants’ frequent absence on health grounds, expressing suspicions that they are trying to delay the trial.
The trial of Bosnian Serb paramilitaries for killing 20 passengers abducted from a train in Strpci in Bosnia in 1993 is due to start in Belgrade, with the indictment revealing more about how the victims were seized and executed.