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3 March 2015
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Zecovi Crimes Defendants Plead Not Guilty

Dzana Brkanic BIRN BiH Sarajevo

Fourteen defendants charged with participating in the murder of Bosniak civilians in Prijedor, pleaded not guilty today before the Bosnian state court.

Dusan Milunic, Radomir Stojnic, Radovan Cetic, Dusko Zoric, Zoran Stojnic, Zeljko Grbic, Ilija Zoric, Zoran Milunic, Bosko Grujicic, Ljubisa Cetic, Rade and Uros Grujcic, Zdravko Antonic and Rajko Gnjatovic pleaded not guilty to all counts contained in the indictment.

They are charged with having participated in a joint criminal enterprise by the civil and military authorities of the municipality of Prijedor, as part of a widespread and systematic attack by the army and police of Republika Srpska from July 23-28, 1992.

“As a result of the joint criminal enterprise, at least 150 Bosniak civilians were killed in the village of Zecovi, 30 were killed in detention camps in the Prijedor area, while other civilians were killed at other locations and under other circumstances after having been expelled from the village of Zecovi,” the indictment alleges.

According to the charges, Milunic was commander of the Rasavacka Company with the 6th Battalion of the 43rd Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army, Radomir Stojnic was commander of the reserve police station in Rasavci, and Radovan Cetic was president of the Serbian Democratic Party and crisis committee in the village of Rasavci. The other defendants were members of the Rasavacka Company.

Their trial is due to begin in the upcoming period.
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