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

Posted in Visegrad on April 9, 2017 by visegrad92

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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Ibisevic Family

Posted in Visegrad with tags , , on January 16, 2017 by visegrad92

Left: Nihad (Islam) Ibisevic born in 1985 and Indira (Islam) Ibisevic born in 1980.

Right: Nihad and his mother Fatima (Ahmet Cukojevic) Ibisevic born in 1950.

All were murdered by Bosnian Serb Forces in Visegrad in 1992 and their bodies thrown into the Drina River.

Mićo Jovičić sentenced to 5 years in prison for Strpci kidnappings

Posted in Visegrad with tags , , , , on November 26, 2016 by visegrad92

Following the review and acceptance of the Guilty Plea Agreement in the case v. Mićo Jovičić, the Trial Panel of the Section I for War Crimes of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina handed down on 16 November 2016 the Verdict under which the Accused Mićo Jovičić is found guilty of the criminal offense of War Crimes against Civilians in violation of Article 142(1) as read with Article 22 of the Criminal Code of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (CC of SFRY) and sentenced to five (5) years in prison.

The Accused Mićo Jovičić is found guilty because during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina between June 1992 and December 1995, in the territory of municipalities of Rudo and Višegrad, between the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) and Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as members of the Army of Republika Srpska namely, L.D. as a commander of the 2nd Podrinje Light Infantry Brigade – Višegrad (2.PLPB-Višegrad), B.I. as a commander of the Intervention company within the said Brigade, and O.P., N.P., D.Š., O.K., P.I., R.R., V.R. and Mićo Jovičić, as members of the Intervention company or members of the 1st Company, the 1st Battalion, the 2nd Podrinje Light Infantry Brigade Višegrad, acted in violation of the rules of international humanitarian law violating Article 3(1) a) of the Geneva Convention relative to Protection of Civilian Persons at time of War dated 12 August 1949.

Pursuant to Article 188(4) the Accused is relieved of the duty to reimburse the costs of the criminal proceedings.

The Court also rendered the Decision extending the prohibiting measures: travel ban with the seizure of travel documents and prohibition to use the identity card to cross the state border. The said measures shall be in place no later than the Accused is committed to serve the sentence and if he violates the measures he may be ordered into custody.

(Source: Court of B&H)

Visegrad Memorial mentioned in James Waller’s new book

Posted in Uncategorized, Visegrad on November 17, 2016 by visegrad92

American scholar James Waller recently published a new book titled Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide (Oxford University Press, 2016). One part of his book is dedicated to the genocide memorial in Visegrad:

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In Memoriam: Sadik Isic Beli

Posted in Visegrad with tags , , , , , , on July 26, 2009 by visegrad92

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Sadik Isic Beli was born on 15.2.1955. in Uzice, Serbia. He finished the Mechanical Faculty in Sarajevo and worked in “Terpentina” factory in Visegrad. On 20.6.1992. he was arrested in his apartment by 4 armed Serb men(2 were wearing military uniforms and two were in civilian clothes). He was last seen taken away by these 4 men towards Dusce area in Visegrad.

Until today, his family (wife and two children) are still searching for his remains.

Update: 30.09.2010 – Sadik Isic was today identified by DNA analysis. His body was found in 2000 in a mass grave in Kurtalici, Visegrad.

His murderers have yet to be found.