Bosnian Serb Ex-Military Policemen Appeal Massacre Convictions

26. April 2019.12:33
Five former Bosnian Serb military policemen appealed against their convictions for involvement in the killings of 28 Bosniak civilians on Mount Borje near Teslic in 1992. Former Bosnian Serb military policemen Dragan Marjanovic, Sasa Gavranovic, Vitomir Devic, Zoran Sljuka and Dragomir Kezunovic launched an appeal against their convictions for crimes against humanity at the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Friday.

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The men’s defence lawyers called on the court’s appeals chamber to acquit them or order a new trial.

In July last year, they were found guilty of taking 28 Bosniak civilians from the Teslic police station and Pribinic prison on the night between June 17 and 18, 1992 to Mount Borje, where the victims were killed.

The court sentenced Marjanovic, Gavranovc, Devic and Sljuka to 17 years in prison each and Kezunovic to 14 years in prison.

According to the charges, Marjanovic was the commander of a platoon of the Bosnian Serb Army Teslic Brigade’s military police, while the other defendants were all members of the platoon.

The prosecution also launched an appeal on Friday against the first-instance verdict, calling for longer sentences for all five defendants.

Marija Taušan

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