DETAINEES USED AS "HUMAN SHIELDS"
Trial hears how prisoners were held captive by Serb Red Beret unit.
By Julia Hawes (TU No. 635, 19-Feb-10)
Witnesses in the Hague tribunal trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko
Simatovic told judges this week how they had been held captive in 1992 by a Serb unit
known as the Red Berets. Witnesses JF009 and JF008, who both testified under protective
measures, described being detained at Percin's Disco in Doboj, Bosnia in July 1992 along
with other male Muslim and Croat civilians. Witness JF009 said that he was one of 50
detainees who were removed from the disco and used as "human shields".
"When we set off, one of [the soldiers] came and shot a man in the head," the
witness told the judges on February 17. "He told us that, 'this is what will happen
if you try to escape'." Stanisic and Simatovic have been charged with participating
in a joint criminal enterprise, with the objective of forcibly and permanently removing
non-Serbs from large areas of Croatia and Bosnia through persecution, murder and
deportation of the Croat, Bosnian... MS Word (34kb) >>>
Prosecutor v. Jovica Stanisic & Franko Simatovic
PROSECUTION'S SUBMISSION OF THE EXPERT REPORT OF DR. ROBERT J. DONIA
PURSUANT TO RULE 94bis
17 March 2008
1. On 6 March 2008, the
Prosecution filed the "Prosecution's Submission of the Expert Report of Dr. Robert J.
Donia Pursuant to Rule 94bis and Motion for the Admission of His Prior Evidence
Pursuant to Rule
92ter." At paragraph 5 of that filing, the Prosecution stated, "the Prosecution
intends to file an addendum to this expert report for purposes of this particular case as
soon as it is available, and in any case no later than 17 March 2008." 2. On 17 March
2008, the Prosecution files herewith Dr. Donia's addendum or new report entitled,
"Thematic... Acrobat PDF (8.94mb)