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Custody for Zvornik Crimes Defendants Terminated, Prohibitive Measures Ensue

16. February 2015.00:00
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has terminated custody measures for nine defendants charged with the murder of civilians in Zvornik during the Bosnian war. In place of custody, the court has ordered a series of prohibitive measures for the defendants.

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The defendants are Goran Maksimovic, Ljiljan Mitrovic, Slavko Peric, Mile Vujevic, Vukasin Draskovic, Gojko Stevanovic, Cvjetko Popadic, Rajo Lazarevic and Mico Manojlovic, who are charged with the murder of 67 civilians in the village of Lokanj in 1992.

Radivoje Djordjic, who was previously released from custody due to his poor health, has also been charged with this crime.

The indictment alleges that Maksimovic was the commander and Mitrovic was the deputy commander of the Interventions Unit of the Ugljevik Public Safety Station, and Peric was the commander of the Lokanjska Company with the Zvornicka Brigade of the Army of Republika Srpska. The other defendants were members of military forces in the Zvornik area.

The prohibitive measures ordered by the court include home detention and daily police checks for the nine defendants. It also banned them from traveling and meeting other suspects, accomplices, and witnesses.

If the defendants violate any of the court’s prohibitive measures, they may be ordered into custody again.

Džana Brkanić

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