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S1 1 K 003372 10 Krž - Kos Franc et al.

CASE INFORMATION
The Accused

(X-KR-10/893-1)

Kos Franc

Kojić Stanko

Golijan Vlastimir

Goronja Zoran

On 15 September 2010 the Court issued a Decision in the Kos Franc et al. (X-KR-10/893-1) case separating the proceeding in relation to the accused Golijan Vlastimir; therefore from now the proceeding shall be conducted under the case number of Golijan Vlastimir (X-KR-10/893-2) while the proceeding in relation to the accused Kos Franc, Kojić Stanko and Goronja Zoran shall continue to be conducted under the case number of Kos Franc et al. (X-KR-10/893-1).

On 13 October 2010, the Court issued a Decision in the case of Golijan Vlastimir (X-KR-10/893-2) merging the proceeding in relation to the accused Golijan Vlastimir  with the case of Kos Franc et al., which will from now be processed under the case number of Kos Franc et al. (X-KR-10/893-1).

Case Golijan Vlastimir

On 26. February 2010, the Court issued a Decision ordering custody for the accused Goronja Zoran and Kojić Stanko. On 24 August 2012, the Accused Kos Franc and Golijan Vlastimir were committed to serve their sentence of imprisonment, before the final verdict.


Documents
15.06.2012. Kos Franc et al.
First instance

15.02.2013. Kos Franc et al.
Second instance

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CASE INFORMATION

 

Factual grounds of the Indictment:

 

The Indictment inter alia alleges that the Accused Kos Franc, as the Commander of the 1st Bijeljina Platoon of the 10th Sabotage Detachment of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska, and the other three accused as members of the 10th Sabotage Detachment of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska, took part in the execution of more than 800 Bosniak men and boys from the UN Safe Area of Srebrenica, who had been transported to the execution site at the Branjevo farm.

 

The aforementioned accused are charged that as co-perpetrators they participated in the killing of Bosniak men and inflicted on them severe physical and mental injuries, all with the aim of destroying, in whole or in part, the national, ethnic and religious group of Bosniaks.

 

Counts of the Indictment:

 

Kos Franc, Kojić Stanko, Golijan Vlastimir and Goronja Zoran are charged with Genocide pursuant to Article 171(a)(b) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH) in conjunction with Article 29 and 180(1) of CC BiH.

 

Course of the proceedings:

 

The Court confirmed the Indictment on 12 August 2010. 

 

At the plea hearing held on 8 September 2010 before Section I for War Crimes of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the Kos Franc et al. case, the accused Golijan Vlastimir pleaded guilty while the accused Kos Franc, Kojić Stanko and Goronja Zoran pleaded not guilty.

 

The main trial in this case was initiated on 14 December 2010.

 

On 15 June 2012, the Court pronounced the first-instance Verdict in the Kos Franc et al. (S1 1 K 003372 10 KrI) case finding the accused Kos Franc, Kojić Stanko, Golijan Vlastimir and Goronja Zoran guilty of the criminal offence of Crimes against Humanity (Persecution). In that regard, the Court imposed on the accused the following long-term prison sentences: Kos Franc and Goronja Zoran 40 years each, Kojić Stanko 43 years and Golijan Vlastimir 19 years.

 

The session of the Appellate Panel was held on 13 February 2013.

 

On 26 April 2013, the Court has sent out a second-instance Verdict in the Kos Franc et al. (S1 1 K 003372 13 Krž) case dismissing as unfounded the appeal filed by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and partially upholding the appeals filed by Defence Lawyers for the accused Kos Franc, Kojić Stanko, Golijan Vlastimir and Goronja Zoran and modifying the Court’s Verdict of 15 June 2012 in its sentencing part; therefore for the criminal offence of Crimes against Humanity the accused are sentenced to the following long-term prison sentences:: Kos Franc 35 years, Kojić Stanko 32 years, Golijan Vlastimir 15 years and Goronja Zoran 30 years. In other parts the first-instance Verdict remains unchanged.

 




Related Press Releases

12.02.2013 - Public session of the Appellate Panel in the case v. Franc Kos et al.
18.06.2012 - Trial Verdict pronounced in the case v. Franc Kos et al.
14.06.2012 - Pronouncement of the first-instance Verdict in the case v. Franc Kos et al.
14.05.2012 - Defense closing speech in the case v. Franc Kos et al.
10.05.2012 - Prosecution closing speech in the case v. Franc Kos et al.
13.12.2010 - Commencement of trial scheduled in the Franc Kos et al. case
08.09.2010 - Vlastimir Golijan pleaded guilty; Franc Kos, Stanko Kojić and Zoran Goronja pleaded not guilty
07.09.2010 - Plea hearing in the Franc Kos and Others case
13.08.2010 - Indictment confirmed in the Franc Kos et al. case
11.06.2010 - Franc Kos 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.