Alminko Islamovic quilty of Criminal Offense of War Crimes against Civilians

April 1, 2019 1:00 PM

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday delivered a judgment in the case No. S1 1 K 027348 18 Kri finding the accused Alminko Islamović guilty of the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians under Article 142(1) of the CC SFRY under Section 1 of the Conviction, and under Section 2 of the Conviction of the criminal offense War Crimes against Civilians under Article 142(1) of the CC SFRY as read with Article 22, and sentenced him to one (1) year and two (2) months of imprisonment.

The accused Alminko Islamović was found guilty that between the second half of March and late June 1992, during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina between the Croat Defense Council (HVO) and the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS), in the territory of the Bosanski Brod municipality, as a member of the Military Police within the 101st Brigade HVO Bosanski Brod, specifically as Military Police Platoon Commander, in contravention of the basic rules of international law, alone or together with other members of the HVO, he participated in the inhumane treatment and pillaging of Serb civilians’ property.

The same judgment acquitted the accused Alminko Islamović of the charges that under Count 1 of the Indictment he committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians under Article 173(1)a) of the CC BiH, under Count 2 a) and b) the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians under Article 173(1)c) of the CC BiH, under Count 3 a), b), c) and d) the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians under Article 173(1) Subparagraphs c), e) and f) of the CC BiH, under Count 4 the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians under Article 173(1)c) of the CC BiH, and under Count 5 the criminal offense of Destruction of Cultural, Historical and Religious Monuments under Article 183(1) of the CC BiH and the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians under Article 173(1)f) of the CC of BIH.

Pursuant to Article 50(1) of the CC SFRY, the time the accused Alminko Islamović spent in pre-trial custody shall be credited towards his sentence of imprisonment.

Pursuant to Article 188(1) of the CPC BiH, the accused shall reimburse the costs of the criminal proceeding, whose amount the Court will determine in a special decision, having obtained all the necessary information.

In relation to Acquittal, pursuant to Article 189(1) of the CPC BiH, the accused is relieved of the obligation to reimburse the costs, which will be covered from within the Court’s budget appropriations.

 

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