Milan Trisic Accused of Bratunac Crimes

31. December 2019.12:50
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has charged Milan Trisic with crimes against humanity in the Bratunac area in 1992. Trisic has been accused of having participated in persecution of the Bosniak civilian population from the village of Hranca and the town of Bratunac, by committing murders, unlawful detention, taking people to detention camps, forcible disappearances, torture and other inhumane acts, during a widespread and systematic attack by the Republika Srpska Police and Army, VRS, in the period between April and October 1992.

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The indictment alleges that, in his capacity as member of the Territorial Defense, TO, he participated in several attacks on the village of Hranca during which more than 250 local residents were unlawfully arrested and forcibly relocated. He has been charged with having participated in pillaging of property, which was then set on fire.

Besides that, he has been charged with having participated, in May 1992, in murders of Bosniak civilians, who were held in detention at several locations in the Bratunac area, as well as taking them in unknown direction. It is alleged that he killed of a number of them with fire arms and cold weapons, as well as blunt instruments.

The Prosecution plans to prove the allegations from the indictment through the examination of around 120 witnesses, more than 30 of whom will testify under protection measures, and presentation of several hundred pieces of material evidence.

In October Trisic was deported to Bosnia and Herzegovina from the USA, where he was prosecuted for giving false data concerning his participation in the war.

Marija Taušan

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