The Bosnian State Prosecution asked the court to convict Albina Terzic for crimes committed in the northern Bosnian town of Odzak in 1992 and pronounce “an adequate” sentence.
Presenting his closing statement, the prosecutor, Adnan Gulamovic, asked the Trial Chamber to find Albina Terzic – one of only a handful of women to be tried for crimes committed during the Bosnian war - guilt on six counts contained in the indictment.
The prosecutor said that statements by the witnesses - who said that the defendant beat them, treated them inhumanely, encouraged a dog to attack them, participated in organizing so-called “detention camp wedding” and forced them to have sexual intercourse with a mentally sick person in an elementary school in Odzak - were trustworthy.
“The statements given by the prosecution witnesses clearly imply that Terzic participated, along with others, in abuse of prisoners,” Gulamovic said, adding that the prisoners were civilians.
Albina Terzic, known as Nina, former member of military police of the Croatian Defence Council, HVO, is charged with having treated Serb civilians, who were unlawfully detained in the school and “Strolit” factory in Odzak, in an inhumane manner from May to July 1992.
According to the charges, she hit prisoners, encouraged a dog to attack them and forced them to sexual intercourse.
As far as the defence’s evidence is concerned, Gulamovic said that he considered that it had not succeeded in “depreciating the prosecution’s evidence”.
Terzic is defending herself while at liberty.
The trial is due to continue on October 2, when the defence will present its closing statement.