Niš District Court Delays Trial for the Third Time

The Niš District Court delayed the trial of Miloš Simonović, an active police officer, and Dragiša Marković, a former reservist of the Serbian Ministry of Interior from Belgrade for the third time because the defendant Simonović, who is on provisional release, did not respond to the subpoena.


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HLC Press Statement In Relation to the (First Instance) Verdict of Defendant Aleksandar Medić

The War Crimes Chamber rendered a judgment on 28 January 2009 in the retrial of Aleksandar Medić for abetting the commission of criminal act of war crime against civilian population pursuant to Article 142 Section 1 in relation to Article 24 of the Criminal Code of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This criminal act was committed in July 1995 in Godinjske bare, a place located in the vicinity of Trnovo on the Treskavica Mountain.


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Trial of Police Officers for Crimes Committed in Kosovo Unjustifiably Long

The Humanitarian Law Center believes that the Niš District Court, which is conducting the trial of Miloš Simonović, an active police officer, and Dragiša Marković, a former reserve officer in the Serbian Ministry of Interior, for the criminal offence of murder of an Albanian [during the armed conflict in Kosovo – added by HLC] is being unnecessarily stalled, thus preventing justice from being served.


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Serbian Supreme Court Obstructs War Crimes Trials

The Serbian Supreme Court verdict in The Scorpions case showed once more that the Serbian Supreme Court, deciding in the second instance in war crimes trials, was guided by political and not legal considerations. Namely, in the first instance verdict rendered by the Belgrade District Court War Crimes Chamber on 10 April 2007, defendants Slobodan Medić, Pero Petrašević, and Branislav Medić were found guilty of a war crime against the civilian population, Aleksandar Medić was found guilty of abetting the same crime, while Aleksandar Vukov was acquitted of all charges. Slobodan Medić and Branislav Medić were sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, Pero Petrašević to 13, and Aleksandar Medić to five years of imprisonment.


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BiH Court Correctly Ruled in Case of Srebrenica Genocide

The BiH Court War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo, presided by local judge Hilmo Vučinić, rendered a guilty sentence on 29 July 2008 convicting seven defendants, former members of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of Interior, for genocide committed against Muslims in Srebrenica. The primary defendant Miloš Stupar was sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment, Milenko Trifunović to 42, Aleksandar Radovanović to 42, Brano Džinić to 42, Slobodan Jakovljević to 40, Branislav Medan to 40, and Petar Mitrović to 38 years of imprisonment. Velibor Maksimović, Dragiša Živanović, Milovan Matić, and Miladin Stevanović were acquitted of all charges.


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