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Bosnian Serb War Crimes Convict Charged with Killing Prisoners

20. April 2021.13:19
Former Bosnian Serb Army military policeman Goran Viskovic, who is already serving a prison sentence for crimes against humanity, was charged with participating in the killings of eight Bosniak civilian prisoners.

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The Susica detention facility, where the crimes were allegedly committed. Photo: BIRN

The Bosnian state prosecution filed an indictment on Tuesday charging Goran Viskovic, alias Vjetar (Wind), with committing crimes against humanity at the Susica detention facility in Vlasenica from April 1992 to the end of 1993.

Viskovic is already serving an 18-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity at the Susica detention facility.

The new indictment alleges that he personally participated in the killings of eight Bosniak civilians, who were detained at Susica.

“On several occasions, uniformed and armed, together with soldiers known to him, he participated in the illegal deprivation of physical liberty of the Bosniak civilian population and their removal to the premises of the Vlasenica Public Security Station, the municipal court and the Susica prison facility, and committed other inhumane acts with the intention of inflicting serious physical or mental injury or impairment of health on a large number of non-Serb civilians,” the prosecution said in a statement.

The prosecution alleged that Viskovic participated in crimes while he was a member of the Bosnian Serb Army military police, as part of a widespread and systematic attack on the Bosniak civilian population in the municipalities of Vlasenica and Milici.

In 2011, the Bosnian state court found Viskovic guilty of taking part in a widespread and systematic attack against the non-Serb civilian population of Vlasenica from April to September 1992 as a member of the Bosnian Serb Army.

He was convicted of committing two rapes and of capturing a Bosniak man in June 1992, who was taken from the Susica camp and has since disappeared.

The new indictment has been sent to the state court for confirmation.

Former Bosnian Serb reservist policeman Predrag Bastah, who was convicted in the same trial, was also indicted again last year for alleged involvement in the killings of 37 Bosniak civilians near Vlasenica.

Haris Rovčanin


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