Crisis Committee Visegrad(Krizni Stab)
Image: The Serb Democratic Party flag, which formed the Crisis Committees in municipalities as a mechanism in executing their genocidal plan.
Crisis Committees were formed by a SDS Glavni Odbor(General Committee) decision on 19.12.1991 (”Uputstvo o organiziranju i djelovanjuorgana srpskog naroda u BiH u vanrednim okolnostima ”, SDS Glavni Odbor, Sarajevo, 19.12.1991.Source: Rule 61, ICTY Archive)
According to the General Committee’s decision of 19 December, all SDS municipality committees were given an order to form a Crisis Committee. The functioning of the Crisis Committees was coordinated with the Assembly of the Bosnian Serb people and with the SDS General Committee. According to this document, the head of the Crisis Committee was the president of the SDS municipality committee. The Crisis Committees consisted of high-level SDS leaders: Secretariat of the SDS municipality committee(made up of the President, Vice-President and the Secretary of the SDS), municipality delegates in the Assembly of the Bosnian Serb people, members of the General Committee from that municipality. According to this document, the Crisis Commitees were ordered to cooperate with the command centers of the Yugoslav Peoples’ Army(JNA).
On 26.4.1992, the so-called Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina brought a decision ”Uputstva za rad krizni stabova srpskog naroda u opstinama” on how the Crisis Committees should function.
The Crisis Committees were considered the most effective mechanisms of control in the occupied territories of B&H, and through these Crisis Committees a conjoint control of civil and military organs of the para-state institutions of the Serb Republic of B&H was established. In this way they had an active role in planning and executing genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against Bosniaks, Croats and other citizens of B&H.
Below is a list of high-ranking Bosnian Serb officials in Visegrad, some of whom were members of the Crisis Committee. They are suspected to have masterminded the genocide in Visegrad including: destruction of mosques, confiscation of Bosniak property, cooperating with the Visegrad Brigade and Police Force in ethnically cleansing Bosniak villages, organizing rape centers, making lists of educated Bosniaks and those possessing arms and providing them to Visegrad Brigade Special Units like the “Avengers”, “White Eagles” etc.
- Savović Branimir, aka Brane, son of Milorad, born 10.06.1953. in Sarajevo, economist,worked in the Visegrad Municipality before the war, from April 1992 president of SDS, Mayor of Višegrad, and head of the Crisis Committee. Offically registered in Višegrad, Kralja Petra I Street, number 13, according to intelligence sources he is staying in Čačka, Srbija
- Nešković Dušan, son of Dragomira, born in 23.02.1957. in Donje Vardište, member of the SDS delegates’ club inVisegrad , wroks in Upravi prihoda(Revenue Management) Višegrad Municpality, is registered in Višegrad, Street Vojvode Stepe 10.
- Miličević Miladin, son of Milić, born in Granje,Višegrad. Member of the SDS Executive Committee Višegrad, secretary of the Višegrad Municipality Assembly during the war, and in one period commander of the Dobrun Battalion within the Višegrad brigade VRS. Registered in Višegrad, Street Kralja Petra I br. 24.
- Savić Aleksandar, aka Aco, son of Stanimir, born 02.06.1954. in Višegrad, member of the the Executive Committee SDS Višegrad i Executive Committee of the Municipality Assembly Višegrad. During the war he was deputy commander for moral in the Visegrad Brigade.He now works as the director of the museum within the Dobrun Monestary. Registered in Višegrad, Street Vojvode Stepe 18.
- Papić Krsto, son of Milinko, born 27.10.1956. in Prelovu, Višegrad. Member of the the Excecutive Commitee SDS Višegrad. Troop commander in Prelovo village which was part of the Visegrad Brigade.
- Petrović Jelisavka, daughter of Milan, born 09.05.1943. in Stari Trg, Kosovska Mitrovica.Professor, Vice-President of the Municipality Assembly Višegrad. Member of the the Executive Committee SDS Višegrad. Registered in Višegrad, Street Ive Andrića 8.
- Tasić Ljubomir, aka Ljupko, son of Dragan, born 12.07.1956. in Bosanska Jagodina, Višegrad. During the war he was a member of the SDS delegates club in Višegrad Municipality and member of the SDS Executive Committee in Visegrad.Member of the Crisis Committee and Dobrun troop commander within the Vsiegrad Brigade. Lives in his place of birth, owns a private construction and transport firm.
- Kojić (Nešković) Snežana, daugther of Radomir, born 10.01.1962. in Sase, Višegrad. During the war she was the president of the SDS delegates club in Višegrad Municipality and member of the SDS Executive Committee in Visegrad.Works in the Visegrad Municipality, lives in Mezalin, Visegrad.
- Perišić Risto, son of Milovan, born 14.11.1951. in Potpeć, Foča. Pre-war professor, head of the Public Security Services(SJB-Služba Javne Bezbjednosti) Višegrad,member of the Crisis Committee and SDS Executive Committee in Visegrad.Officially registered in Visegrad, Street Zmaja Jove Jovanovića 21. According to intelligence sources, he is staying in Užice, Serbia. Is marked as ”A” category by ICTY and OZP.
- Tomić Dobro, aka Boban, son of Vitomir, 27.11.1949. in Dugovječ, Rudo, head of the criminal department in SJB Višegrad. Today he is a pensioner, living in Višegrad.
- Ninković Srećko, son of Dragoljub, born 03.02.1963. in Višegrad. Inspector in SJB Višegrad. Currently working in the indirect taxtation section in Visegrad. Registered in Okolište, Višegrad.
- Pandurović Vinko, commander of the Visegrad Brigade.
- Dragičević Luka, born 1956. in Višegrad, army officer, replaced the seat of Vinko Pandurevic, living in Visegrad, Street Kralja Petra. Penzioner and an activist of the Serb Radical Party.
- Masal Dragiša, son of Stavan, born 20.11.1951. in Masali, commander of the tactical group within the Visegrad brigade. Registered in Višegrad, Donje Vardište.
- Gavrilović Drago, son of Milan, born 02.05.1956. in Korivnik. Locksmith by profession. In the first 20 days of the war, he was head of the Territorial Defense in Visegrad, now he is working in the hydro power plant. Registered in, Street Stevana Sinđelića 107 Višegrad.
- Knežević Dražen, son of Dragoljub, 24.04.1964. in Višegrad, lives in Višegrad, Street Okolišta 40. Battalion commander in the Visegrad brigade. Director of the Electric-power plant in Vsiegrad. Died in a car accident near Visegrad in 2009.