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Case: Zilic and Gakic

4 November 2015

Gakic and Zilic Sentenced to Five and a Half Years in Prison for Konjic Crimes

The cantonal court of Mostar has sentenced Esad Gakic and Ramo Zilic to a total of five and a half years in prison. Gakic has been sentenced to one year and a half in prison, while Zilic has been sentenced to four years in prison.

28 October 2015

Verdict in Zilic and Gakic Trial Expected November 4

Presenting its closing statement before the cantonal court of Mostar, the prosecution called upon the court to find Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic guilty of war crimes in the Konjic area. The defense proposed a verdict of release.

20 October 2015

Witness Claims No Abuse Occurred in Musala Prison at Gakic and Zilic Trial

A prosecution witness testifying at the Esad Gakic and Ramo Zilic trial said no prisoners were abused during his term as prison manager at the Musala prison facility in Konjic.

3 July 2015

Zilic and Gakic Trial Postponed Until October

The Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic trial has been postponed due to the failure of two defense witnesses to appear in court.

19 June 2015

Witnesses Provide Differing Testimony on Prisoner Abuse at Musala Detention Camp

A defense witness testifying at the Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic trial said he never saw Zilic. The same witness said he used to see Gakic at the Musala detention camp in Konjic, but didn’t know his name at the time.

22 May 2015

Musala Prisoners Correctly Treated, Says Witness at Gakic and Zilic Trial

Testifying in his own defense, former military policeman Esad Gakic said he worked as a guard at the Musala detention camp but didn’t enter locker rooms where Serb prisoners were detained.

28 April 2015

Witness Describes Assault at Musala Detention Camp

Testifying at the Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic trial, prosecution witness Dragan Kuljanin said the defendants beat him during his detention at the Musala detention camp.
14 April 2015

Witnesses Describe Treatment of Prisoners at Musala Detention Facility

Testifying at the trial of Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic, a witness said he wasn’t aware of the torture and abuse of prisoners held at the Musala detention facility in Konjic. The witness, Ismet Mehic, was the head of a war commission which took statements from prisoners of war.
24 March 2015

Former Bosniak Guard Claims He Didn’t Beat Musala Prisoners

Testifying in his defense, Ramo Zilic told the cantonal court of Mostar that he did not beat prisoners while he was a guard at the Musala school building in Konjic.

27 February 2015

Witness Statements Describe Prisoner Beating

Statements by two witnesses were read at the trial of Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic at the cantonal court in Mostar. The witnesses described the beating of prisoner Dragan Kuljanin.

30 January 2015

Burns and Contusions

Testifying at the trial of Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic for crimes in Konjic, a court medicine expert says that one of the injured parties had burns and contusions.
23 January 2015

Witnesses Cannot Complain about Indictees

As the trial of Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic for crimes in Konjic continues, Prosecution witnesses tell the Cantonal Court in Mostar that detainees were beaten in a school building in Musala, but they cannot say anything bad about the indictees.

9 January 2015

Musala School Trial Opens

The trial of two former Bosnian army guards Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic before the Cantonal court in Mostar opened with the reading of the indictment and first five witnesses.
23 October 2014

Indictees Plead not Guilty of Crimes in Konjic

Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic appear before the Court of BiH and plead not guilty of crimes against civilians in the Konjic area during 1993 and 1994.

8 October 2014

Bosniak Soldiers Indicted for Konjic Prisoner Abuse

Former Bosnian Army soldiers Ramo Zilic and Esad Gakic were indicted for inhumanely treating prisoners held at a school in Konjic, some of whom were assaulted and sexually abused.