Serbia Asked to Enforce Fugitive Military Policeman’s Sentence

7. October 2020.11:34
The Bosnian court asked the Serbian judiciary to enforce the 14-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity handed down to wartime Bosnian Serb Army military police commander Dragomir Kezunovic.

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Dragomir Kezunovic in court in Sarajevo. Photo: Bosnian state court.

The Bosnian state court has submitted a request to the Serbian judiciary to take over the enforcement of Dragomir Kezunovic’s sentence for crimes against humanity after he left Bosnia and Herzegovina more than two years ago.

Dragan Marjanovic, the wartime commander of the Military Police Squad with the Teslic Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army, was convicted of involvement in the shooting of 28 civilians in the Teslic area in 1992.

Kezunovic attended the trial of his own free will although he lives in Serbia, so the prosecution did not ask for a custody remand at the time.

But he did not appear for the first-instance verdict in July 2018, when he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

He was convicted alongside Dragan Marjanovic, Sasa Gavranovic, Vitomir Devic and Zoran Sljuka of taking 28 civilians, who were detained at police premises in Teslic and at the Pribinic prison, to mount Borje on the night of June 17-18, 1992, and killing them.

The other defendants, who are now serving their sentences, were members of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Teslic Brigade and also part of the ‘Mice’ unit.

The verdict ruled that Gavranovic, Devic and Sljuka shot the civilians together with others, but could only determine that Kezunovic was nearby and “contributed to the murder of the 28 civilians”.


Haris Rovčanin

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