The first war crimes trial was of three unfortunate Serbian paramilitaries who wandered into Sarajevo by accident because they were extremely drunk. There was a show trial which all the foreign media attended. At a recess in the proceedings Maggie O'Kane of the Guardian asked me to ask the judge if in the case Herak was found guilty, would he be executed right then and there. "Oh, he's guilty all right!" answered the judge. Last I heard Herak was still in prison.