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X-KRŽ-06/180-1 - Todorović Vaso

CASE INFORMATION
The Accused

Vaso Todorović born on 2 March 1968 in Žabokvica, Municipality of Srebrenica

The Accused has been in custody since 8 April 2008.  The Court confirmed the indictment against the Accused on 2 June 2008. On 23 June 2008 the Accused Vaso Todorović pleaded not guilty. On 17 September 2008, the status conference was held. Main trial commenced on 13. October 2008.

On 22 October 2008 the Court found Vaso Todorović guilty of aiding and abetting murder and deportation and forcible transfer as a crime against humanity committed in Srebrenica in July 1995. After accepting a plea agreement under which Todorović pleaded guilty to aiding in the crime against humanity the Court sentenced him to six years of imprisonment.


Documents
22.10.2008. Todorović Vaso
First instance

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Factual grounds of the Indictment:

As alleged in the Indictment, there is grounded suspicion that the accused Vaso Todorović as a member of the Special Police of the 2nd Šekovići Detachment during the period from 10 July to 19 July 1995, with an intention to partially exterminate a group of Bosniak people, participated in a joint criminal enterprise aimed at forcible relocation of around 40 thousand civilians from the UN Protection Zone Srebrenica. According to the Indictment, on 12 July 1995 the accused Todorović participated in the search of Bosniak villages around Potočari aiming to expel and force them to move to the territories controlled by the Army of RBiH. On 13 July 1995, as further alleged in the Indictment, the accused Todorović participated in capturing several thousand of Bosniak men who tried to escape from the UN Protection Zone and also participated in escorting a column of several hundred of captured Bosniaks from the village of Sandići to the warehouse of the Farming Cooperative in Kravica. Having incarcerated the Bosniaks in the warehouse, members of the 2nd Detachment were killing them by firing from automatic weapons and throwing bombs. On that day the accused Todorović was on guard so that no detainees under attack would escape.

Counts of the indictment:

Vaso Todorović is charged with Genocide pursuant to Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH) in conjunction with Articles 180(1), 29, and 31 of CC BiH.

Course of the proceedings:

The Court confirmed the Indictment on 3 June 2008. On 23 June 2008 the Accused Vaso Todorović pleaded not guilty. Main trial commenced on 13. October 2008.

On 22 October 2008 the Court found Vaso Todorović guilty of aiding and abetting murder and deportation and forcible transfer as a crime against humanity committed in Srebrenica in July 1995. After accepting a plea agreement under which Todorović pleaded guilty to aiding in the crime against humanity the Court sentenced him to six years of imprisonment.




Related Press Releases

23.10.2008 - Vaso Todorović found guilty
21.10.2008 - Pronouncement of the Verdict in the Vaso Todorović case scheduled
16.09.2008 - Status conference in the Vaso Todorović case scheduled
23.06.2008 - Vaso Todorović plead not guilty
20.06.2008 - Plea hearing in the Vaso Todorović case scheduled
04.06.2008 - Indictment in the Vaso Todorović case confirmed
08.04.2008 - Vaso Todorović ordered into custody
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Verdicts:
Section I   Section I for War Crimes
Section II 
Section III Section III for all other Criminal Actions from Court of BiH Jurisdiction
Administrative Division

All documents provided herein are for information only and are not to be considered as official records of the Court.