Bosnian Serb Policeman’s Crimes Against Humanity Conviction Upheld

9. January 2020.13:03
The Bosnian court upheld the verdict sentencing former policeman Mico Jurisic to 11 years in prison for crimes against humanity against non-Serb civilians in the Prijedor area during the war in 1992. The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court has confirmed the verdict sentencing Mico Jurisic to 11 years in prison for wartime crimes including involvement in several murders in the Prijedor area in 1992.

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He was found guilty of participating in the murders of two Bosniaks in the village of Carakovo, as well as the killings of two others.

He was also convicted of trying to kill a group of Bosniak and Roma civilians by shooting at them while they were running away, as well as inhumane treatment and putting a knife to a five-year-old girl’s throat.

The appeal verdict was delivered in November but only made public on Thursday.

Explaining the first-instance verdict in April 2019, the court said it had been determined that Jurisic committed his crimes within a widespread and systematic attack by Bosnian Serb troops on the non-Serb population of Rizvanovici, Hambarine, Carakovo and other villages and settlements on the outskirts of Prijedor, and that his actions were part of that attack.

Under the same verdict, Jurisic was acquitted on three counts of persecution, abuse and murder.

Jurisic was originally charged alongside another man, Dragomir Tintor, who died during the proceedings.

The verdict cannot be appealed.


Haris Rovčanin

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