Bosnia Rejects Fugitive Serb War Crimes Convict’s Appeal

29. March 2021.13:34
Bosnia’s Constitutional Court rejected former Bosnian Serb Army military policeman Dragan Marjanovic’s appeal against the verdict convicting him of participating in the murders of 28 Bosniaks on Mount Borje near Teslic in 1992.

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Dragan Marjanovic et al. Photo: Court of BiH

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina said that it has rejected an appeal from Dragan Marjanovic, a wartime commander of a platoon of the Bosnian Serb Army Teslic Brigade’s military police.

The court ruled that there was no violation of Marjanovic’s right to a fair trial and that the verdict was not based on unlawful evidence.

Marjanovic was sentenced, alongside four others, to 14 years in prison for his role in taking away and killing 28 Bosniak civilians on Mount Borje near the town of Teslic during the night of June 17-18, 1992.

He is currently a fugitive. Interpol issued a ‘red notice’ calling for his arrest in December 2019 after he did not appear for the sentencing hearing in his trial.

Constitutional Court decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Emina Dizdarević Tahmiščija

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