Court of BiH confirmed an Indictment against former General Ramiz Drekovic over War Crimes

January 21, 2019 1:00 PM

Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed an indictment against the General of the Army of RBiH Ramiz Drekovic for a war crime against Serb civilians in the Kalinovik area in 1995, lawyer Mirsad Crnovrsanin confirmed for Klix.ba news portal.

A hearing will be held on Friday on a proposal to extend the ban.

The accused is charged that he, as Commander of 4 Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, acted contrary to the provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

He is charged that in the spring of 1995 he issued a direct, strictly confidential order to artillery units in the general area of the municipality of Konjic to carry out indiscriminate shelling of the village of Kalinovik inhabited by the people of Serb ethnicity.

As a result of the shelling that took place on several occasions in the course of May and June 1995, a child aged 15 and several other children and adults were more or less severely wounded. The shelling resulted in the large destruction of property and facilities.

The accused is charged with the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians.

The Prosecution will be proving the allegations from the indictment by calling about 50 witnesses and expert witnesses and by filing more than 200 pieces of material evidence.

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