News 18 Aug 17

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Charged with Torture, Rape

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Vuk Ratkovic was accused of torturing, abusing, raping and beating a victim on several occasions in the Visegrad area from 1992 to 1993.

Emina Dizdarevic
The bridge across the Drina river in Visegrad. Photo: Wikimedia/Julian Nitszche.

The Bosnian state prosecution on Friday charged former soldier Vuk Ratkovic with crimes against the civilian population in Visegrad from June 1992 to the end of the first half of January 1993.

According to the charges, in his capacity as a member of the Visegrad Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army, Ratkovic tortured, abused, raped and beat his victim on several occasions.

The prosecution alleged that Ratkovic caused severe physical and mental injuries to the victim, who still feels the permanent consequences of the abuse.

The indictment has been forwarded to the state court for confirmation. 

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