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Bosnian Serb Ex-Fighters Indicted for Vlasenica Crimes

15. November 2018.13:24
The state court confirmed an indictment charging four former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers and policemen with crimes against humanity over attacks on Bosniak villages in the Vlasenica area in 1992. The state court in Sarajevo on Thursday confirmed the indictment charging Simo and Zoran Stupar and Zoran and Goran Tesic with contravening the Geneva Conventions’ provisions on the protection of civilians during times of war.

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The prosecution accuses the four men of having “personally and directly” participated in attacks on villages and other places in the Vlasenica municipality inhabited by Bosniaks, including Dzamdzici, Alihodzici and Gradina, from April 1992 to the end of September that year.

During these attacks, they are accused of involvement in the murders of at least 16 Bosniaks, the persecution of several dozen civilians, including minors, and of detaining people at the Susica detention camp and the police Public Security Station in Vlasenica.

“Houses and other property owned by the Bosniak population were pillaged and set on fire” during the attacks, the prosecution also said in a statement when it initiated the charges.

According to the indictment, Simo and Zoran Stupar and Goran Tesic, committed the crimes as police officers at the Public Security Station in Vlasenica, and Zoran Tesic as a Bosnian Serb Army soldier.

The men are due to enter their pleas in the upcoming period.

Emina Dizdarević

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