Serbia Convicts Paramilitary of Killing Prisoner of War in Bosnia


The Belgrade Higher Court on Thursday convicted Nebojsa Stojanovic, a Serb paramilitary fighter in the Bosnian war, of killing a captured fighter from the Bosnian Croat wartime force in the village of Kozuhe in May 1992.

According to the indictment, Serb forces are responsible for capturing 21 year old Ivan Sivric, a member of the 102nd Odzaci Brigade of the Croatian Defense Council, detaining him at a factory compound. Days later, Stojanovic took him to a site near the Bosna River and shot and killed him. Judge Vera Vukotic stated, “Considering the two direct witnesses to the event and the circumstantial testimonies of other witnesses, the court established without doubt that Stojanovic committed the crime he is accused of.” Despite the compelling evidence against him, Stojanovic plead not guilty.

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