BIH PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE ISSUES INDICTMENT FOR WAR CRIME COMMITTED IN BOSANSKA KRUPA AREA30.12.2020. 15:16
A Prosecutor of the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against the following persons:
- MILORAD KOTUR, born in 1961 in Bosanska Krupa, a citizen of the Republic of Serbia, who is currently residing in the area of Novi Sad, in the Republic of Serbia, and
- DUŠAN ĆULIBRK aka Ćule, born in 1970 in the municipality of Bosanska Krupa, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
These accused persons are charged, as members of the reserve police of the Bosanska Krupa Public Security Station, with personally and directly participating in the taking away and subsequent murder of 44 Bosniak and Croat civilians, in July of 1992, during the war and the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Those civilians, who were illegally detained in the Omarska camp in the Prijedor municipality, were taken away for an alleged exchange, and they were taken to the Lisac pit in the area of Donji Dubovik, where they were shot and killed. In 2000, their bodies and remains were found, exhumed from the "Lisac" pit and identified.
Furthermore, these accused persons are charged with intercepting a group of seven Bosniak civilians moving from the direction of Prijedor towards Bihać, in early August, in the town of Donji Dubovik, and with shooting at the said civilians and killing them. Their bodies were found and exhumed from the Lisac pit.
The aforementioned accused persons are charged with the criminal offence of War Crimes against Civilians.
The Prosecutor’s Office will prove the allegations in the Indictment by calling about 51 witnesses and one expert witness, as well as by submitting 191 pieces of material evidence.
The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.
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