Who murdered Milan Josipovic?
“It then emerged that in June 1992, a Visegrad police inspector, Milan Josipovic, had received a macabre complaint from the manager of Bajina Basta hydroelectric plant across the Serbian border, asking whoever was responsible to please slow the flow of corpses down the Drina. They were clogging up the culverts in his dam,…”
The Warlord of Visegrad, Ed Vulliamy,Nerma Jelacic, The Guardian, Thursday 11 August 2005
Years later, on 30 March 2005, Milan(48) also known as Mile was shot twice in the chest and in the head. He was in his coffee-grinding shop when his assassin/s shot him from the door. Milan was a former Police Chief and inspector, who knew a lot about the crimes committed in Visegrad. According to victim groups, he personally took part in these crimes. Until today his murderers have not been found. Motives for his murder are being guessed: most probably members of the “Preventiva” murdered him because he testified against Novo Rajak in Sarajevo in 2005 for crimes committed in Visegrad. It is believed that Milan had a deal with the prosecutors to testify in the first Visegrad war crimes case.
Just as a reminder, people who took part in the massacre of Bosniaks still live and work in institutions in the Visegrad Municipality. You cannot expect the Visegrad Police authorities to find Josipovic’s murderers when members of their force are endangered by Josipovic’s testimony.
* Read more on Preventiva in Visegrad here.
* Also see Visegrad in Denial over Grisly Past