Bosnian Serb Ex-Policeman Indicted for Persecuting Bosniaks

Bosnian Serb Ex-Policeman Indicted for Persecuting Bosniaks

Milorad Obradovic, also known as Stiven had his hearing on Monday where charges against him were confirmed.

According to sources, the Bosnian state court on Monday confirmed charges against Obradovic, who is accused of taking part in the persecution of Bosniak civilians in late July 1992 as a member of the reserve police force in Ljubija near Prijedor.

According to former statements from the Bosnian prosecution, Obradovic took part in the capture of 120 civilians in Miska Glava near Ljubija. The civilians were illegally detained, tortured, abused and finally killed.

“The available evidence suggests that only three people managed to survive the shooting and run away from the location of the execution. At least 15 minors were among the people who were killed,” the indictment alleges.

Obradovic, who was recently extradited to Bosnia and Herzegovina from Germany has also been charged with personally killing three Bosniak civilians at the Rudar football stadium in Prijedor.

The Bosnian state court is currently trying ten people for war crimes in Miska Glava.

Slobodan Taranjac, Slobodan Knezevic, Milodrag Glusac, Ranko Babic, Ranko Dosenovic and Rade Zekanovic are charged with ordering or failing to stop or punish the detention of civilians who were held in inhumane conditions in the culture house in Miska Glava and tortured.

Zdravko Panic, Trivo Vukic, Milan Vukic and Marinko Prastalo are also charged with killing 11 men. Taranjac, Glusac, Babic and Dosenovic are accused of concealing the crime.

Taranjac was charged as president of the Crisis Committee in Ljubija and head of the local civil authorities, Glusac as deputy commander of the Sixth Ljubija Battalion of the Bosnian Serb Army’s 43rd Brigade, Babic as first operative officer of the Sixth Ljubija Battalion, and Dosenovic as the battalion’s assistant commander for security.

The others were charged as members of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Misko Glava Company and the military and civil police. The state prosecution has requested that Obradovic’s case be joined to that of the others.