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DOSIJE: Šljivovica i Mitrovo Polje
DOSSIER: Šljivovica i Mitrovo Polje

Author(s): Ivana Žanić
Contributor(s): Milica Kostić (Editor), Predrag Ivanović (Editor)
Subject(s): Law and Transitional Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies, Wars in Jugoslavia
Published by: Fond za humanitarno pravo
Keywords: war crimes; Srebrenica; war in Bosnia and Hercegovina;
Summary/Abstract: After the Republika Srpska Army (VRS) conquered Srebrenica on July 11, 1995, forcibly relocated tens of thousands of civilians from the area and killed more than 7,000 men, it set out to conquer other protected zones in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) - Zepe. After forcibly relocating more than 4,000 civilians from the Zepa enclave, on July 27, 1995, the VRS forced Bosniak representatives from Zepa to sign a capitulation agreement that provided for the surrender of BiH Army soldiers and other "able-bodied people" in Zepa to the VRS. Hearing stories about the crimes committed after the fall of Srebrenica, the men from Žepa fled to Žepa Mountain. During the work on this file, the HLC sent over a hundred requests for access to information of public importance, requesting additional information about the units that participated in the reception of men from Zepa and their deportation to camps, as well as about individual members of these units. In most cases, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia (MoD) and the Ministry of the Interior refused to provide the requested information, citing their secrecy or claiming that they did not have such information. In a number of cases, the MoD and the MUP (mostly police administrations from the interior of Serbia) nevertheless provided the requested information. On the other hand, other state bodies (Institute of Forensic Medicine, Hospitals, Courts, Cemeteries) were more willing to provide the requested information to the HLC. Based on these data and other sources, the HLC determined that some of the persons who participated in the capture and abuse of Bosniaks from Žepa are still in important positions in the institutions of the Republic of Serbia.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-86-7932-076-6
  • Page Count: 70
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Serbian