Indictment in the Case of Dalibor Krstovic over War Crimes confirmed

On November 22nd, 2017, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed Indictment against the accused Dalibor Krstović for the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians under Article 173 paragraph 1 subparagraph (e) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

According to the Indictment, during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the armed conflict between the Army of the Republika Srpska and the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the territory of Kalinovik municipality, the accused Dalibor Krstović, as a member of the Army of the Republika Srpska, violated rules of international law – provisions of Article 3 paragraph 1 subparagraphs (a) and (c) and Article 27 paragraph 2 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 and Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II).

On the evening of an unidentified date in August 1992, the accused went to Miladin Radojević Elementary School in Kalinovik where civilians of Bosniak ethnicity from the areas of Kalinovik, Gacko and other neighboring municipalities (mostly women and children and some men) were unlawfully detained and, together with another member of the Army of the Republika Srpska, raped a woman of Bosniak ethnicity.

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