One Person charged with Crimes against Humanity during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 4, 2020 1:00 PM

 

A Prosecutor of the Special Department for War Crimes has issued an Indictment against Ranko Radulovic, born in 1960 in Nikšić, with several prior convictions, a citizen of Montenegro.

The aforementioned accused person is charged, as a member of the Army of Republika Srpska, with acting contrary to the provisions of the Geneva Conventions relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, during the war and a widespread and systematic attack on the Bosniak civilian population in the area of Foča and its surroundings.

He is charged with persecution of the Bosniak civilian population during the months of July and August of 1992, which he did together with other persons and in the course of which he participated in the attack on the civilian population and settlements that resulted in the death of the victims. He is also charged with participating in hostage-taking, as well as in an unlawful, wilful and military unjustified destruction of property on a large scale and unlawful detention of civilians; moreover, he is charged with aiding and abetting the coercion of Bosniak girls to have sexual intercourse or equivalent sexual acts, such as rape, and with committing multiple rapes of several victims.

The aforementioned accused is charged with the criminal offence of Crimes against Humanity, referred to in Article 172 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be corroborating the allegations in the Indictment by summonsing around fifty (50) witnesses, including seven (7) witnesses with assigned protection measures, as well as by enclosing around two hundred (200) pieces of material evidence.

The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.

 

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