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Željko Ivanović sentenced to 20 years in prison
(19.06.2014. 12:32)

The Panel of the Appellate Division of Section I for War Crimes of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, having held a hearing held before the Appellate Panel upon the Decision on Admissibility and Merits of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina of 28 March 2014, revoking the Verdict of this Court of 17 June 2013, rendered on 18 June 2014, and publicly announced on 19 June 2014, a second instance verdict finding the accused Željko Ivanović guilty of the criminal offense of Genocide under Article 141 of the Criminal Code of the Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, which was taken over pursuant to the Law on the Application of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Criminal Code of the Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (the adopted CC of SFRY), taken in conjunction with Article 24 of the same Code (complicity), and sentenced the Accused to 20 years in prison.

 

The accused Željko Ivanović was found guilty because in his capacity of a special police officer, member of the 3rd Platoon “Skelani” of the 2nd Detachment of the Special Police Brigade Šekovići of the MUP Republika Srpska, along with members of the 2nd Detachment of the SPB Šekovići and other members of the Army of Republika Srpska and MUP RS, during the period from 10 July through 19 July 1995, he committed the acts which contributed to the killings of members of the group of Bosniaks from the Srebrenica enclave, who together with the Bosniaks from East Bosnia, comprised a significant part of the ethnic group of Bosniaks, and thereby aided and abetted in extermination of this group, in part, on national, ethnic and religious grounds.

 

Pursuant to Article 50 of the adopted CC of SFRY, the time the Accused spent in custody, running from 4 March 2009 through 7 December 2010, and from 10 December through his committal to serve the prison sentence under the Verdict of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina of 17 June 2013, and the time spent in serving the prison sentence under the referenced decision, running from 18 September 2013 through 16 May 2014, shall be credited towards the sentence imposed.

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