Ten Years for the Execution of a Wounded Prisoner

On November 17, 2010 the War Crimes Trial Chamber of the High Court in Belgrade sentenced Darko Radivoj to 10 years in prison for war crimes committed against wounded prisoners of war in Tenja, Croatia.


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The District Court of Peć/Pejë Sentences Former Member of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia and Member of the Kosovo Police Force for War Crimes Charges

On November 9, 2010 the mixed Trial Chamber of the District Court of Peć/Pejë, Kosovo, presided by Justice Ingo Risch, sentenced former member of the reserve force of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia (MUP Serbia) Vukmir Cvetković to seven years in prison for committing a war crime against civilian populations, as stipulated in Article 142 of the Criminal Code of Yugoslavia, and as an accomplice to committing such a crime, with respect to Article 22 of the Criminal Code of Yugoslavia.


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Stanko Vujanović Found Guilty for the Execution of Croatian Civilians in Vukovar

On November 1, 2010 the War Crimes Trial Department of the High Court in Belgrade sentenced Stanko Vujanović to nine years in prison for war crimes committed against the civilian population in Vukovar, Croatia.


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Court of appeal in Belgrade denied Munir Šabotić, a victim of police torture, right to just compensation

BELGRADE, November 30th, 2011.

The Court of Appeal in Belgrade has rendered a judgment denying the compensation lawsuit filed by the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) on behalf of Munir Šabotić, a victim of torture, which he was subjected to by members of the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) in Novi Pazar in August and September 1994. The Court of Appeal accepted the appeal filed by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Republic of Serbia and modified the judgment, which originally had granted Munir Šabotić compensation to the amount of 300,000 RSD and had ordered the Republic of Serbia to pay for litigation expenses to the amount of 20,000 RSD. The HLC believes that the Court of Appeal arbitrarily and unjustly denied the right to compensation for the violation of human rights, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, the laws, and various international conventions. For this reason, the HLC will file a complaint on behalf of Munir Šabotić with the Constitutional Court of Serbia.


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First Sentences for Perjury in War Crimes Trials Rendered in Kosovo

On September 16, 2010 the Municipal Court in Peć/Pejë convicted Bekim, Engjell, and Prenk Luli of acts of perjury and sentenced them to suspended jail sentences of five months. In a separate trial, the court convicted Gjerg Luli and Kole Krasniqi of the same crimes. Kole Krasniqi is the only one whose jail sentence was not suspended and must be serevd.


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