Bosnian Army Ex-Officer Jailed for Rape, Prisoner Abuse

13. July 2018.13:27
The former commander of the Bosnian Army’s Zulfikar Squad, Nihad Bojadzic, was convicted of rape and other crimes against Croat civilians and prisoners of war in Jablanica in 1993. The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court on Friday found Nihad Bojadzic of committing rape together with another member of the Bosnian Army in Jablanica in 1993.

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Bojadzic was also found guilty on nine counts of inhumane treatment, mistreatment and abuse of prisoners of war who were members of the Croatian Defence Council, the Bosnian Croat wartime force.

“The court finds that the defendant’s guilt has been proved beyond reasonable doubt,” said the appeals chamber’s presiding judge, Redzib Begic.

Bojadzic was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and six years for the prisoner abuses, and the court ruled that he should serve a cumulative sentence of ten years in jail.

However he was also sentenced to 15 years in another case last year for committing crimes in the village of Trusina, near Konjic in 1993, and judge Begic said that he should serve a single sentence of 15 years for both the Jablanica and Trusina crimes.

Admir Muslimović

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