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Milanovic shocked at ruling against Perkovic and Mustac

The president of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Zoran Milanovic, said on Wednesday he was shocked by the judgement against former members of the Yugoslav and the Croatian intelligence services Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac whom a court in Munich earlier today found guilty of aiding and abetting the murder of Croatian emigrant Stjepan Djurekovic in Germany in 1983, sentencing them both to life in prison.

Stepinac ruling annulled as it violated criminal law principles

The judgement against Zagreb Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac,  who was sentenced in 1946 by the Communist regime to 16 years in prison and forced labour and was stripped of his political and civil rights for five years, was on Friday annulled by the Zagreb County Court that established that the guilty verdict had grossly violated the then and the current principles of the criminal law.

Ruling to revise trial of Cardinal Stepinac to be handed down Friday

The Zagreb County Court on Friday will, at the request of the family, decide on whether to revise the trial of Zagreb Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac who was sentenced in 1946 by the Communist regime to 16 years in prison and forced labour and was stripped of his political and civil rights for five years.

Verdict against Bosnian radical Islamic leader, sentenced to 7 yrs, upheld

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) in Bosnia and Herzegovina cited Bosnic's attorney Adil Lozo as saying that the verdict against his client had been upheld.

Sanader's verdict in Planinska case postponed

A ruling for former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader in the Planinska case was not handed down on Wednesday as the court decided it needed to hear more expert witnesses to be able to rule on the bribe taking charges against the former premier and former Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader.

Veterans ministry resents Seselj's acquittal

"We consider the leader of the Serbian Radical Party as one of the most responsible for the crimes committed during the Homeland War in Croatia because of his deployment of Serb forces against Croatia and numerous hate speeches," 

Seselj says will seek EUR 14 mln in damages

Addressing reporters in his party's offices, Seselj said that two judges in the trial chamber in charge of his case "have demonstrated professionalism, honour and integrity, resisting political pressure."

ICTY: Declaring autonomy of Serb regions not plan for a Greater Serbia

The majority is of the opinion that the Prosecution has given a very partial interpretation of the events it claims demonstrate the existence of a criminal plan for a Greater Serbia or for an entity known by a similar name.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Seselj acquittal shameful defeat for international criminal law

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Thursday strongly criticised the Hague tribunal's acquittal of Vojislav Seselj, describing it as a shameful defeat for international criminal law.

Oreskovic says Seselj verdict prosecution's defeat, tribunal's disgrace

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said in Vukovar on Thursday that the acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj was a defeat of the Hague war crimes tribunal's prosecution and a disgrace for the UN court.

ICTY to deliver verdict in Seselj case on Thursday

In their closing statement made four years ago, prosecutors demanded that Seselj be found guilty and sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in ethnic cleansing campaigns against non-Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and against Croats in Vojvodina,

Vucic: Int'l community should ask itself what it has done for reconciliation between Serbs, Bosniaks

"Ask Serbs and Bosniaks (Muslims) in Bosnia and Herzegovina if today, 21 years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, they are closer to one another? And ask the entire world what it has done during that time, during which nothing has changed in the sphere of emotions," 

Serbian gov't says Karadzic verdict mustn't be used against Serbs

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has refused to accept responsibility for any of the horrors allegedly committed on his orders during the Bosnian War.

Seselj: Karadzic verdict is verdict against entire Serb people

Radovan Karadzic is innocent and The Hague tribunal has sentenced him to 40 years only because he is a Serb, which makes this a verdict against the entire Serb people, another ICTY indictee and leader of Serb Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj said on Thursday.

Dodik says ICTY ruling contributes to divisions

"Those were their personal decisions and there can be absolutely no consequences for Republika Srpska," Dodik told Radio Belgrade.

Karadzic says isn't guilty, acted as any president would

"There is no reasonable court that would convict me," Karadzic says in an interview which the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) released on Wednesday.

ICTY: Seselj verdict to be announced on March 31

Seselj, who heads the Serb Radical Party (SRS), is accused of committing war crimes from 1991 to 1993. He was granted provisional release for health reasons on November 6, 2014, after spending more than 11 years in the ICTY detention unit.

Drljo, Krajina acquitted again in retrail for Grubori war crimes

The two have denied their involvement in the crime from the start. Drljo said the crime alleged in the indictment appalled him as "an officer, believer and human being."

ICTY to deliver Karadzic verdict on March 24

An International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) trial chamber said on Thursday that it would deliver a verdict for former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic on March 24.