Bosnian Serb Fighters Cleared of Wartime Persecution in Foca

6. February 2024.10:09
The Bosnian court rejected a challenge to the verdict acquitting Spomenko Novovic and Borislav Pjano of involvement in the illegal detention and killing of Bosniak civilians in the Foca area during the war in 1992.

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Borislav Pjano (on the right) and counsels Anja Loga and Milenko Vojo Radovic. Photo: BIRN BiH

The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo has delivered a second-instance verdict confirming the acquittal of Bosnian Serb wartime fighters Spomenko Novovic and Borislav Pjano and rejecting a prosecution appeal as unfounded.

Under the first-instance verdict handed down in July last year, Novovic and Pjano were acquitted of involvement in detaining, inhumanely mistreating, robbing and killing Bosniak civilians in the villages of Dragocava, Sube and Potpece from April to September 1992.

They were cleared of having committed the acts of persecution during a widespread and systematic attack by Bosnian Serb military, police and paramilitary units, of which they were members.

The second-instance verdict cannot be appealed.

Lamija Grebo

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