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Examination of Two Witnesses Given up

12. January 2015.00:00
As the trial of Dragan Sekaric for crimes in Visegrad and Gorazde continues, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, gives up the examination of two witnesses and presents one piece of material evidence.

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State Prosecutor Seid Marusic said that he would give up the examination of witness Adem Berberovic and protected witness WG – 25. The reason for giving up their examination was “an inability to establish a connection” with witness Berberovic and the fact that he had still not received information on protection measures granted to witness WG – 25.

Marusic presented, as material evidence, a 2002 verdict pronounced by a Higher Court in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, against Nebojsa Ranisavljevic. The Prosecutor explained that he wanted to prove that Sekaric was capable and present during the events, which were charged upon him under the indictment.

Borislav Jamina, Defence attorney of indictee Sekaric, said that the verdict did not mention Dragan Sekaric, but just Sekaric.

“This verdict does not refer to my client. It is irrelevant,” Jamina said.

The Court in Bijelo Polje sentenced Ranisavljevic to 15 years in prison for having participated in the kidnapping and murder of passengers from a train, traveling from Belgrade, Serbia, to Bar in Montenegro. Twenty passengers, who were taken out of the train at Strpci railway station, Rudo municipality, and were killed in Musici village, near Visegrad, on February 27, 1993.

Sekaric, a former member of the Territorial Defence, TO, and “Osvetnik” (“Avenger”) paramilitary formation, is charged with having participated in an attack on Lozje village, Gorazde municipality, as well as the murder, rape and physical abuse of non-Serb civilians in Visegrad.

The trial is due to continue on January 19.

Albina Sorguč

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