On 15 September 2010 the Court issued a Decision in the K.F. et al. (X-KR-10/893-1) case separating the proceeding in relation to the accused G.V.; therefore from now the proceeding shall be conducted under the case number of G.V. (X-KR-10/893-2) while the proceeding in relation to the accused K.F., K.S. and i G.Z. shall continue to be conducted under the case number of K.F. et al. (X-KR-10/893-1).
On 13 October 2010, the Court issued a Decision in the case of G.V. (X-KR-10/893-2) merging the proceeding in relation to the accused G.V. with the case of K.F. et al., which will from now be processed under the case number of K.F. et al. (X-KR-10/893-1).
On 26. February 2010, the Court issued a Decision ordering custody for the accused G.Z. and K.S. On 24 August 2012, the Accused K.F. and G.V. were committed to serve their sentence of imprisonment, before the final verdict.
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Factual grounds of the Indictment:
The Indictment inter alia alleges that the Accused K.F., as the Commander of the 1st Bijeljina Platoon of the 10th Sabotage Detachment of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska, and the other three accused as members of the 10th Sabotage Detachment of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska, took part in the execution of more than 800 Bosniak men and boys from the UN Safe Area of Srebrenica, who had been transported to the execution site at the Branjevo farm.
The aforementioned accused are charged that as co-perpetrators they participated in the killing of Bosniak men and inflicted on them severe physical and mental injuries, all with the aim of destroying, in whole or in part, the national, ethnic and religious group of Bosniaks.
Counts of the Indictment:
K.F., K.S., G.V. and G.Z. are charged with Genocide pursuant to Article 171(a)(b) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH) in conjunction with Article 29 and 180(1) of CC BiH.
Course of the proceedings:
The Court confirmed the Indictment on 12 August 2010.
At the plea hearing held on 8 September 2010 before Section I for War Crimes of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the K.F.et al. case, the accused G.V. pleaded guilty while the accused K.F., K.S. and G.Z. pleaded not guilty.
The main trial in this case was initiated on 14 December 2010.
On 15 June 2012, the Court pronounced the first-instance Verdict in the K.F. et al. (S1 1 K 003372 10 KrI) case finding the accused K.F., K.S., V.G. and G.Z. guilty of the criminal offence of Crimes against Humanity (Persecution). In that regard, the Court imposed on the accused the following long-term prison sentences: K.F. and G.Z. 40 years each, K.S. 43 years and G.V. 19 years.
The session of the Appellate Panel was held on 13 February 2013.
On 26 April 2013, the Court has sent out a second-instance Verdict in the K.F. et al. (S1 1 K 003372 13 Krž) case dismissing as unfounded the appeal filed by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and partially upholding the appeals filed by Defence Lawyers for the accused K.F., K.S., G.V. and G.Z. and modifying the Court’s Verdict of 15 June 2012 in its sentencing part; therefore for the criminal offence of Crimes against Humanity the accused are sentenced to the following long-term prison sentences:: K.F. 35 years, K.S. 32 years, G.V. 15 years and G.Z. 30 years. In other parts the first-instance Verdict remains unchanged.