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14 July 2009

Zoran Maric Indictment Filed

An indictment against a former member of the Serb armed forces who is accused of crimes committed in Jajce has been submitted to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has filed an indictement against Zoran Maric, charging him with crimes against the civilian population in Jajce committed in 1992.

The indictment has been submitted to the Court for confirmation.

The State Prosecution accuses Maric, as a member of the Army of Republika Srpska, of commiting crimes "together with an organized group of people" on September 10, 1992. 

According to the indictment, they participated in the forcible deportation and detention of civilians - man, women and childern - from the villages of Ljojici and Cerkazovici, in Jajce Municipality. 

The civilians were, according to the indictment, which has not yet been confirmed, robbed and ill treated, and later taken to a place called Tisovac, where they were shot. Five of those who were taken surrvived this massacre, and 23 were killed.

For the same crime, the State Court sentenced Mirko (Spire) Pekez to 14 years, Mirko (Mileta) Pekez to 29 years, and Milorad Savic to 21 years in prison.

By a Court decision, Maric will stay in custody for the next month. He was arrested in Serbia and deported to Bosnia on July 6 this year.
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