Indictment for Crimes in Kotor-Varos Filed

16. September 2014.00:00
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, files an indictment against Nedeljko Djukic, former reserve policeman with the Public Safety Station in Kotor-Varos, due to a suspicion that he committed crimes against the civilian population.

Nedeljko Djukic, also known as Nedjo and Djuka, is charged with having participated, along with other members of the Army and police, against whom a criminal proceeding is currently conducted before the Court of BiH, in the murder, intentional causing of severe physical and mental pain as well as suffering, of non-Serb civilians in a prison in Kotor-Varos and pillaging of property owned by the non-Serb population from September 1992.

“The indictee is charged with responsibility for causing severe physical injuries, leading to the death of one person,” the State Prosecution’s announcement says.

It further says that, from June to the end of 1992 Djukic participated in beating of prisoners in a prison in Kotor-Varos, where non-Serb male civilians were unlawfully held. He allegedly beat the prisoners with his legs, pistols, fists, batons and various other objects, causing severe physical injuries to the prisoners.

The Prosecution charges Djukic, who was allegedly accompanied by unknown persons, with having taken prisoners out of the prison, threatening them by saying that he would use fire arms, on several occasions and forced them to pillage abandoned non-Serb houses in Kotor-Varos municipality, and confiscated those belongings just like his accomplices.

The indictment has been forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.

Mirna Buljugić