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Sentence for Branjevo Crimes Reduced

10. May 2013.00:00
The Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina reduces the sentence against Franc Kos, Stanko Kojic, Vlastimir Golijan and Zoran Goronja and sentences them to a total of 112 years in prison for crimes against humanity committed in the Srebrenica area in 1995.

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Under the second instance verdict, Kos was sentenced to 35, Kojic to 32, Golijan to 15 and Goronja to 30 years’ imprisonment.

The former members of the Tenth Reconnaissance Squad with the Main Headquarters of the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, are charged with having shot a group of about 800 men at Branjevo, Zvornik municipality, on July 16, 1995.

Explaining the first instance verdict in June 2012, the Chamber said that the members of the Tenth Reconnaissance Squad participated in an attack on Srebrenica twice prior to the events on Branjevo military farm.

Under the first instance verdict, Kojic was sentenced to 43, Kos and Goronja to 40 years each and Golijan to 19 years in prison.

The Prosecution of Bosnia and the defence attorneys for the indictees filed appeals in February this year.

Selma Učanbarlić

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