After a six-year trial, the Bosnian court sentenced eight Bosniaks to a total of 60 years in prison for committing crimes against Serb and Croat civilians illegally held in wartime detention camps in Hadzici.
Former prisoners testified about unhygienic conditions and malnourishment at a military prison in Ljubuski where they were detained in 1993 and 1994.
Prosecution witnesses Dzemil Sijercic told the state court in Sarajevo on Thursday that in October 1993 he was taken to the military investigation prison in Ljubuski, where conditions were poor and food rations were meagre.
Testifying at the trial of eight defendants charged with war crimes in Hadzici, a defense witness said he served as a policeman in the area and never heard any negative comments about defendant Fadil Covic.
Testifying in defense of Fadil Covic, a witness said people detained in the Silos detention facility weren’t responsible for the disappearance of Bosniak men from the Hadzici area. The witness said they served as a guarantee that some information on the missing would be obtained.