Court of BiH sentenced Mico Jurisic on Eleven Years Imprisonment for War Crimes

April 9, 2019 7:00 AM

In the criminal case against the accused Mićo Jurišić, having completed a trial, on 8 April 2019 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered the trial judgment finding the accused Mićo Jurišić guilty of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as read with Subparagraph a), h) and k) of the same Article, all in conjunction with Articles 29 and 180(1) of the Criminal Code of BiH.

The accused Mićo Jurišić was found guilty that between May and August 1992, during an armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the framework of a widespread and systematic attack against the non-Serb civilian population, which took place in the territory of Prijedor municipality, the villages of Hambarine, Rizvanovići, Čarakovo and other villages and settlements in the municipality of Prijedor and its environs, knowing of the attack and that his actions constituted part of the attack, as a member of the Tukovi Reserve Police Station, which operated within the Prijedor Public Security Station, he committed and participated in the persecution of the non-Serb civilian population on political, national, ethnic, cultural and religious grounds, by way of murder, physical abuse and inhumane treatment in contravention of the basic rules of international law, as well as other inhumane acts committed with the aim of inflicting great pain and serious physical or mental injury or violation of health.

The Court sentenced the accused Mićo Jurišić to 11 (eleven) years of imprisonment.

The time the accused Mićo Jurišić spent in pre-trial custody, from 22 November 2017 to 22 December 2017, shall be credited towards the imposed sentence of imprisonment.

Pursuant to 284, Subparagraph (c), of the CPC BiH, the accused is acquitted of the charges that between May and September 1992, in the framework of a widespread and systematic attack launched by military and police of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, subsequently Republika Srpska, against the non-Serb population of the Prijedor municipality and the neighboring villages of Hambarine, Rizvanovići, Čarakovo and other villages and settlements in the municipality of Prijedor and its environs, knowing of the attack and that his actions constituted part of the attack, as a member of the Tukovi Reserve Police Station, which operated within the Prijedor Public Security Station, in a broader territory of the Muslim-majority populated Čarakovo village, he participated in the persecution of the non-Serb civilian population on national, ethnic, religious and gender grounds, by way of murder, physical abuse and inhumane treatment, with the objective of the persecution being to permanently remove the civilians from the territory under the control of the military and police of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, subsequently Republika Srpska,whereby he would have committed the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1)h) of the CC BiH, as read with Subparagraphs a) and e), all in conjunction with Article 180(1) of the Criminal Code of BiH.

Pursuant to Articles 188(4) and 189(1) of the CPC BiH, the accused is relieved of the obligation to reimburse the costs of criminal proceedings.

 

Pursuant to Article 198, Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the CPC BiH, the aggrieved parties are advised to pursue their compensation claims in civil proceedings.

 

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