Bosnian Serb Ex-Fighter Jailed for Rapes, Illegal Arrests

5. July 2018.14:09
Slobodan Karagic’s 12-year prison sentence for war crimes against civilians in the Doboj area in 1992, including the rape of minors and the unlawful arrests of Bosniaks, was upheld on appeal.

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The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Thursday upheld the conviction of Slobodan Karagic and confirmed his 12-year prison sentence.

Karagic was found guilty of raping two females who were minors at the time, and of participating in the unlawful arrests and detention of three Bosniak men, acting on his own or together with others.

The verdict said that in July and August 1992, Karagic and Predrag Kujundzic, who was found guilty in a separate verdict, took one of the minors from Radio Doboj to a house in the village of Bare, where they raped and tortured her, inserting various objects into her genitals.

It also said that Karagic raped the second victim at the Yugoslav People’s Army Centre in Doboj. The victim told Karagic that she was 15, the court found.

Karagic committed the crimes as a member and commander of the Red Berets special unit and later as a member of the Bosnian Serb Army, according to the verdict.

The verdict is final and cannot be appealed.

Albina Sorguč

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