Bosko Devic sentenced to Ten Year Imprisonment for Crimes against Humanity

December 9, 2018 9:00 AM

On December 7th, 2018, in the criminal case against the accused Boško Dević, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered a trial judgment finding the accused Boško Dević guilty of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1)h) as read with Subparagraph a), all in conjunction with Article 29 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH).

The accused Boško Dević was found guilty that within a widespread and systematic attack launched by the Army of Republika Srpska, police and paramilitary formations on Bosniak civilians in the territory of the Ključ municipality, knowing of the attack and that his actions constituted part of the attack, as a member of the Army of Republika Srpska he committed persecution of Bosniak civilians on ethnic and religious grounds by murder, when he and K.M., A.Z. and R.O., armed with firearms, in the evening hours of 11 August 1992, in the settlement of Gornji Kamičak, Municipality of Ključ, took from their homes four Bosniak civilians and, with the intention to kill them, took them through the village of Gornji Kamičak towards the exit from the village onto the main road, where they killed them by inflicting on them heavy bodily injuries and by firing from their firearms; on 12 August 1992 their bodies with visible injuries were found at the same site and taken to the cemetery in Donji Kamičak where all four of them were buried.

The Court sentenced the accused Boško Dević to 10 (ten) years of imprisonment.

Pursuant to Article 198(2) of the CPC BiH, the injured parties are referred to pursue their compensation claims in civil proceedings.

An appeal from the trial judgment may be filed with the Appellate Panel of the Court of BiH within 15 days of the date when the parties and defense counsel receive written copies of the judgment.

 

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