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28 January 2015

Curic and Others Plead not Guilty of Mostar Crimes

Lamija Grebo BIRN BiH Sarajevo

Five indictees, who are charged with having committed crimes in Mostar in 1992, appear before the State Court and plead not guilty.

Indictees Enes Curic, Ibrahim Demirovic, Samir Kreso, Habib Copelj and Mehmed Kaminic are charged with having participated in the unlawful deprivation of liberty and detention of Croat civilians in the broader area of Mostar municipality from June to December 1993.

The State Prosecution alleges that Curic was a member of the 49th Mountain Brigade of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ABiH, and Manager of a detention facility in the school building and other buildings in Potoci, Demirovic was Commander of the 47th Mountain Brigade of ABiH, Kreso was Chief of the Medical Service with the Military Unit of the Mountain Brigade, which was active in the Bijelo Polje area, while Copelj and Kaminic were members of the ABiH.

Demirovic is also charged, as a member of the 449th Eastern Herzegovina Mountain Brigade of ABiH, with having forced one person to have sexual intercourse with him in Potoci in 1993.

The trial in this case is due to begin in the coming period.

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