Bosnian Court Clears Serb Soldier of Bosniak’s Murder

25. October 2018.11:58

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The Bosnian court’s appeals chamber upheld the acquittal of former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Djordje Simic, clearing him of killing a Bosniak man in the village of Sevarlije in 1992.

The Bosnian state court’s appeals chamber on Thursday confirmed the first-instance verdict which acquitted Djordje Simic of crimes against humanity in the village of Sevarlije, near the town of Doboj, in 1992.

Under the first-instance verdict passed down in April this year, former Bosnian Serb soldier Simic was found not guilty seizing the Bosniak man from a field in Sevarlije to a military barracks on June 12, 1992.

The man has been missing ever since, and his body has not been found, but the first-instance verdict ruled that the prosecution had not proved beyond reasonable doubt that Simic killed him.

The prosecution launched an appeal against the acquittal verdict but the appeals chamber rejected it as unfounded.

Thursday’s verdict cannot be appealed.

Lamija Grebo

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