News 11 Jan 18

Bosnia Confirms Indictment for Crimes Near Donji Vakuf

Bosnia's state court has confirmed an indictment against four former Bosnian Serb fighters accused of killing 28 Croat and Bosniak civilians in a village near Donji Vakuf in 1995.

Lamija Grebo
BIRN
Sarajevo
Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday confirmed the indictment against four former Bosnian Serb fighters, Branko Cigoje, Zeljko Tadic, Sasa Boskic and Milorad Glamocak, for crimes against civilians near the town of Donji Vakuf.

The Court said that it confirmed the charges against four men accused of the murder of 28 Bosniak and Croat civilians in the village of Oborci in central Bosnia in late September 1995. Victims were taken from the nearby town of Mrkonjic Grad.

The four men, all former members of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Reconnaissance Squad from Mrkonjic Grad, are charged with committing a war crime against the civilian population.

The defendants came with other members of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Reconnaissance Squad from Mrkonjic Grad to Oborci where Bosniak and Croat civilians were held. They took out prisoners in groups and killed 28 persons,” the court said.

The prosecution alleges that they took the 28 civilians from a detention facility in Oborci and shot them outside.

Glamocak is charged, on the basis of command responsibility, with having known of the order to kill the civilians and of failing to do anything to prevent it.

He is also accused of failing to do anything to identify and punish the perpetrators for the crime.

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