Serb Ex-Fighters Plead Not Guilty to Attack on Bosniak Villagers

1. February 2024.12:15
Three wartime Serb fighters pleaded not guilty to committing a crime against humanity for participating in an attack that left 20 Bosniak civilians dead in the Vlasenica area in June 1992.

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Zivojin Majstorovic (left) with his lawyer Dragisa Mihajlovic outside court. Photo: BIRN BiH.

Zivojin Majstorovic, Radenko Dubocanin and Radoslav Savic told the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Thursday that they did not commit a crime against humanity by participating in a widespread and systematic attack by Serb forces in the Vlasenica area from April to September 1992.

“I can state that I am not guilty at all,” said Majstorovic.

The three ex-fighters are accused of committing a crime against humanity for their alleged involvement in the attack on the Bosniak-inhabited villages of Drum, Alihodzici, Pijuci, Djamdjici and Gradina.

According to the indictment, 20 people were killed in the attack.

“After that, one group of several civilians was taken into detention at the Susica [detention] camp and the police station in Vlasenica, while seven people were taken away in an unknown direction, and since then have disappeared without trace and their bodies have not been found,” the prosecution said when it announced the indictment in December.

Marija Taušan

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