“Naser Oric, the Bosnian Muslim commander who defended Srebrenica during the 1990s war, faces a new trial for alleged war crimes after an earlier acquittal was overturned, his lawyer says.

Lawyer Lejla Covic told AFP on June 6 that the Sarajevo-based Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina has ordered the retrial for the 51-year-old former commander.

Covic said she was told the acquittal was “quashed due to serious violation of criminal proceedings,” but did not provide further details.

The court confirmed the ruling, AFP reported, although a date for a new trial was not disclosed. The acquittal of former Bosnian Army soldier Sabahudin Muhic was also overturned and a new trial ordered.

A Bosnian court in October 2017 acquitted Oric and Muhic of killing three Serb prisoners of war in the Bratunac and Srebrenica area during the 1992-95 Bosnian War, in which more than 100,000 people were killed.” (RFE/RL)