Sretko Pavic sentenced to Thirteen Years Imprisonment for Crimes against Humanity

June 24, 2019 2:00 PM

Having held a hearing, in the criminal case against the accused Sretko Pavić, on 24 June 2019, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina handed down a first-instance judgment finding the accused Sretko Pavić guilty of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1)h) as read with Subparagraph a) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, all in connection with Articles 29 and 180(1) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The accused Sretko Pavić was found guilty because, during the war state in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within a widespread and systematic attack of the army and the police of the Serb Republic of BiH, subsequently Republic of Srpska, launched against the non-Serb civilian population in the territory of the Municipality of Prijedor, during the period between June 1992 and September 1992, being aware of such an attack and knowing that his acts formed part of the attack, in his capacity of a member of the Volarska Company within the 6th Ljubija Battalion of the 43rd Prijedor Motorized Brigade of the Army of the Republic of Srpska, in violation of the rules of international law, Sretko Pavić persecuted civilian Bosniaks on ethnic and religious grounds by murder.

The Court imposed on the accused Sretko Pavić a sentence of imprisonment for a term of 13 (thirteen) years.

 Following the judgment announcement, the Court issued a decision imposing on the accused Sretko Pavić the prohibiting measures set forth in Article 126(2) of the CPC BiH, namely seizure of all travel documents, ban on the issuance of new documents, and ban on the use of identity card for crossing the state border.

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