INDICTMENT ISSUED AGAINST THREE PERSONS FOR WAR CRIMES COMMITTED IN THE AREA OF VIŠEGRAD

27.01.2017. 

Prosecutor of the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against:

– MOMIR TASIĆ, aka Mošo, born in 1941 in Bijela, in Višegrad Municipality, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

– PETAR TASIĆ, aka Pero, born in 1957 in Bijela, in Višegrad Municipality, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and

– MIRKO TASIĆ, born in 1963 in Bosanska Jagodina, in Višegrad Municipality, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

These accused persons are charged with participating actively, with their actions and conduct, in the widespread and systematic attack directed against civilian Bosniak population in the territory of the municipality of Višegrad, in the period from mid-May to the end of August of 1992. At the time, the accused Momir Tasić and Petar Tasić were members of the Army of Republika Srpska, Military Post VP 7158 in Višegrad, whereas the accused Mirko Tasić was a member of the Public Security Station in Višegrad.

They are charged with participating, together with several other members of the army and the police, in the forcible disappearance of six Bosniak male victims, on 16 June 1992, in the territory of the Municipality of Višegrad, whom they had previously deprived of liberty, tortured and abused, and then they drove them, forcibly and under threat, in an unknown direction. These men have been missing ever since and they are still unaccounted for.

Also, the accused Momir Tasić and Mirko Tasić are charged with forcing two victims, under the threat of life, to sexual intercourse, thus raping them.

These accused persons are charged with the commission of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity, as referred to in Article 172 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.

Source: The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina 

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