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Bosnian Policeman Jailed for Deadly Beatings in Breza

8. October 2014.00:00
Former policeman Hajrudin Dedic was jailed for six years for illegally detaining and beating Serb civilians in the village of Duzice in the Breza municipality, causing two deaths.

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The cantonal court in Zenica on Wednesday ruled that Dedic, who was a village policeman in Duzice, participated in the unlawful detention of the Serbs on June 10, 1992, and then beat them in the police station to force them to confess to weapons possession.

According to the verdict, Dedic took Nikola Novakovic from the police station to his house where they took a rifle, and then he ordered him to put it on his shoulder and escorted him through Breza, telling passers-by that Novakovic was in charge of killing Muslim children, causing them to hit him and spit at him.

After that, he continued to beat the detained civilians, two of whom died while others were badly injured.

The verdict can be appealed at the supreme court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dženana Sivac

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