Ljubomir Tasic awarded by Visegrad Municipality

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Image: Dnevni avaz article about Visegrad Mayor Slavisa Miskovic handing the Visegrad award to Ljubomir Tasic.

“On 28 October 2014, The Bosnian state court on Tuesday found Milisavljevic and Pantelic guilty of taking part in the massacre of the 48 men from Visegrad in the Sokolac municipality on June 15, 1992.

The men who died were in a prisoner convoy which left Visegrad on June 14. They were then separated from the other prisoners and taken to the Paklenik pit, where Bosnian Serb police officers and soldiers shot them or beat them to death.

The bodies were then thrown into the pit, from which they were exhumed eight years later.

Only one man, Ferid Spahic, managed to survive and give evidence at the trial. He testified that Milisavljevic took part in the killings.

“The witness said that Milisavljevic was the first man to open fire,” said presiding judge Vesna Jesenkovic.

The convictions were also based on the testimony of bus drivers from the convoy, who said that Milisavljevic and Pantelic were part of the group that took the men to the Paklenik pit.

Even though nobody saw Pantelic shoot prisoners, the judge explained, he was found guilty of “assisting in the murder of civilians”.

A third defendant, Ljubomir Tasic, was cleared of the charges against him.

The judge said that the Bosnian prosecution didn’t provide adequate evidence that Tasic took part in taking the civilian prisoners out of Visegrad. Witnesses only said that Tasic told people to go because he could not protect them, Jesenkovic explained.”
– See more at: http://www.justice-report.com/en/articles/two-bosnian-serbs-convicted-of-visegrad-massacre#sthash.auV1hDbW.dpuf

3 Responses to “Ljubomir Tasic awarded by Visegrad Municipality”

  1. It’s better in common English parlance to say “Ljubomir Tasic honoured by Visegrad Municipality”. All the same, a more correct way of putting it would be “Visegrad Municipality dishonoured by honouring Ljubomir Tasic”.

    Was Tasic said to be a child abuser like his pal Milisavljevic was said to be?

    The passage of time does not diminish the vileness of these people and what they did in Visegrad in 1992.

  2. How could genocide in Visegrad have been lost from the charges against Mladic and Karadzic? Sadly the ICTY got tired of the Genocide Convention.

  3. Where are Branimir Savovic and Risto Perisic?

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