Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Convicted of Wartime Killings in Prijedor

27. Juna 2019.09:26
Former Bosnian Serb soldier Boro Milojica was sentenced to eight years in prison for crimes against humanity for his involvement in the killing of Bosniaks in the Prijedor area in 1992. The Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Thursday found Boro Milojica, a former member of the 6th Ljubija Battalion of the Bosnian Serb Army, guilty on two counts of the murder of Bosniak civilians in the village of Hambarine in the Prijedor area in July 1992.

Witnesses at the trial described how Milojica killed one man at a checkpoint in Hambarine and another who was sitting in front of his house with his family.

However, Milojica and another member of the same battalion, Zelislav Rivic, were found not guilty of the murders of other Bosniak, Roma and Croat civilians in July 1992.

Milojica was acquitted of involvement in the killings of nine Roma civilians who had been brought to dig a grave for the Bosniak victims because of a lack of evidence, and of killing another man in a nearby forest because no one saw the murder.

Both Milojica and Rivic were cleared of the murders of five more civilians at the checkpoint in Hambarine, and of killing a Croat civilian, again due to a lack of evidence.

The verdict can be appealed.

Marija Taušan