A Guilty Verdict for Members of the Gnjilane Group Charged with War Crimes Committed against Serbs and other non-Albanians

The War Crimes Trial Chamber of the Belgrade High Court, presided by Justice Snežana Nikolić-Garotić rendered a guilty verdict on January 21, 2011 in the case of nine individuals charged with war crimes against civilian population in Gnjilan/Gjilan, Kosovo. The accused are sentenced as follows: Agush Memishi, Selimon Sadiku, and Samet Hajdari to 15 years in prison; Faton Hajdari, Ahmet Hasani, and Nazif Hasani to 10 years in prison;  Kamber Sahiti and Ferat Hajdari to 8 years in prison.


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New Sentence for Radojko Repanović in the Suva Reka War Crime Case

On December 15, 2010, the War Crimes Trial Chamber of the High Court in Belgrade handed down a new sentence in the case of Radojko Repanović, sentencing him to 20 years in prison for the war crime against the civilian population in Suva Reka/Suharekë. The Trial Chamber accepted the the opinion and arguments stated by Deputy War Crimes Prosecutor Mioljub Vitorović in his closing argument.


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Judgment for War Crimes in Zvornik Municipality Failed to Bring Justice for Victims or the Accused

After five years of trial, the Belgrade Higher Court War Crimes Department trial chamber, presided over by Judge Tatjana Vuković, rendered a judgment on November 22, 2010 which upset human rights defenders and deeply affected and offended families of victims.


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Suva Reka Victims’ Family Members: We Can No Longer Trust the Courts in Serbia

Family members of victims of the crimes committed against women and children in Suva Reka, Kosovo, who monitored the war crimes trial held before the War Crimes Trial Chamber in Belgrade, agreed to attend the trial believing the assessment of the Humanitarian Law Center that the trial would be fair and professional to a certain extent.


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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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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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