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The verdict said that the civilians, all members of the Causevic family, were found in a forest and then detained in a building next to a checkpoint in Rizvanovici.
A day after they were detained there, Pavic and another Bosnian Serb soldier called Pero Stevandic took them out and killed them in the vicinity of a nearby school building. Stevandic has since died.
Presiding Minka Kreho recalled testimony given by a witness who saw the defendant and Stevandic take away the civilians and then heard a burst of gunfire.
“The defence witnesses, including the defendant, did not cast doubt on evidence concerning Pavic’s participation in the murders,” Kreho said.
The court also determined that Pavic, as a member of the Volarska Company with the Sixth Ljubija Battalion of the Bosnian Serb Army, was aware of a widespread and systematic attack against the non-Serb population in the area at the time.
This is a first-instance verdict and can be appealed.