The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has filed an indictment against Branislav Lasica and Miroslav Milovic for crimes in the village of Lozje, near Gorazde, in 1992.

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Bosnia Prosecution Indicts Two for War Crimes in Gorazde Area

A view of Gorazde in eastern Bosnia. Photo: BIRN

Bosnia’s state prosecution said that it has charged two persons, Branislav Lasica and Miroslav Milovic, with committing war crimes in 1992 against the civilian population of the Gorazde area of eastern Bosnia, organising a group of people and incitement to the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as violation of the laws and customs of war.

The charges say that in their capacity as commanders of units of the Bosnian Serb Army, VRS, in that area, Lasica and Milovic commanded and participated in an attack on Lozje, where around 30 people were killed.

Most of the victims allegedly were civilians, including women, children and the elderly, and several dozen people were taken away and detained. Property was destroyed or appropriated on a large scale.

The prosecution intends to invite 139 witnesses and introduce 251 pieces of evidence. The indictment has been filed with the state court, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for confirmation.

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