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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Trbojevic verdict confirms murder of five prisoners

On December 4th 2009, the Serbian Supreme Court confirmed the verdict of the War Crimes Chamber of the Belgrade District Court, which had found the accused Boro Trbojevic guilty of war crimes against the civilian population and sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment. The Supreme Court dismissed as unfounded the appeal of the war crimes prosecutor and the defence of the accused Trbojevic. In its reasoning the Supreme Court stated that the first-instance verdict does not contain the essential violation of the provisions of criminal procedure or criminal law that the second instance court considers ex officio.


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Belgrade District Court fails to establish Ilija Jurisić’s responsibility in the Tuzla Convoy Case beyond reasonable doubt

Belgrade — Belgrade District Court’s War Crimes Chamber, presided by Judge Vinka Nikićević-Beraha, sentenced the accused Ilija Jurisić to 12 years of imprisonment, for the criminal act of use of impermissible means of combat pursuant to Article 148 Para 2 in relation to paragraph 1 of the SFRY Criminal Code.


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War Crimes Prosecutor’s Appeal Upheld

The Serbian Supreme Court overruled the judgement of the Belgrade War Crimes Chamber which had acquitted Sinan Morina, a one-time member of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), of all charges that he had committed a war crime against Serbian civilians in Kosovo in 1998.


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