Archive for May, 2010

Momir Savic in hiding

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Momir Savic

One day after the Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina sentenced Momir Savic to 17 years in prison for crimes committed in the Visegrad area, Savic disappeared from Visegrad. He is suspected to have fled over the border to Serbia – a safe haven for Visegrad war criminals.

In 2008, the Trial Chamber released  Momir Savic from custody and took all his travel documents. Savic was obliged to report to the Visegrad Police Station everyday.

Sentence against Momir Savic reduced

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2010 by visegrad92

The Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina sentences Momir Savic to 17 years in prison for crimes committed in the Visegrad area.

Under the verdict, Savic has been ordered into custody that may last until the moment he is sent to a prison to serve his sentence.

By the first instance verdict pronounced by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina Savic was sentenced to 18 years in prison for crimes against humanity committed in the Visegrad area. He was found guilty, as a member of “an unidentified paramilitary formation” and the Commander of the Third Company with the Visegrad Brigade of the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, of having participated in capturing, deporting, mistreating and killing civilians from the Visegrad and Rudo area from April to September 1992.

According to the first instance verdict, Savic was also sentenced for sexual abuse of a protected witness.

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina appealed the verdict, calling for a longer prison sentence, while the Defence asked for a retrial.

The Appellate Chamber rejected the Prosecution’s appeal and partially accepted the Defence’s appeal, and revised the first instance verdict, acquitting Savic of the charges that he committed rape.

By the second instance verdict Savic was acquitted of the charges alleging that, from June 7 to the end of September 1992 he frequently came, uniformed and armed, to TB’s house in Visegrad, raped and humiliated her by saying she had “given birth to a sufficient number of Muslim kids and she should now start giving birth to Serb kids”, beat her and threatened her by saying she must not tell anyone about this.

“This Chamber has found that the first instance verdict did not determine, reliably, that the indictee had forced the injured party to have sexual intercourse with him, nor did it determine the existence of circumstances which could be considered as forcible,” the second instance verdict said.

This verdict is final and the parties do not have the right to appeal.

Source: http://www.bim.ba/en/219/10/28293/, BIRN’s Justice Report
21 May 2010

Abdulah Brko

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Abdulah(Mehmed)Brko, born in 1945;  lived in Nezuci, Visegrad. Managed to escape from Visegrad in 1992; lived in refuge in Ahmici, Vitez where he was murdered in the April 16 1993 massacre committed by the Croat Defense Council.

Visegrad 1945

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Destroyed Visegrad 1945. Visegrad was liberated by Partisan forces in 1945. It was occupied during the Yugoslav Royalist Forces(AKA Chetniks) perpetrated genocide in 1943.

Seval Omerovic

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Seval (Muje) Omerovic, born in 1954 in Veletovo, murdered near Sokolac in 1992.

Sabit Karaman

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Sabit (Hamed) Karaman, born in 1952, murdered near Sokolac in 1992.

Ramiz Karaman

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Ramiz(Hamed) Karaman, born in 1950, abducted from his workplace in “Varda” firm in 1992.

Hasan Karaman

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Hasan(Hamed) Karaman, born in 1967, murdered near Sokolac in 1992.

Nesib Karisik

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Nesib Karisik born in 1933, murdered near Sokolac in 1992.

Ramiz Mesanovic

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by visegrad92

Image:Ramiz(Rame) Mesanovic born 3.11.1971, dissappeared from Drinsko, Visegrad in 1992.