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27 March 2015
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Defendants Plead Not Guilty to Bosanska Krupa Crimes

Lamija Grebo BIRN BiH Sarajevo

Defendants Jadranko Saran, Samir Sabic and Zijad Kadic plead not guilty today before the Bosnian state court. They are charged with having committed war crimes in the Bosanska Krupa area in 1995 and 1996.

Fahrudin Hadziosmanagic-Tadzic has also been indicted in this case, but was unable to attend the plea hearing due to his poor health.

According to the indictment, Saran, Hadziosmanagic-Tadzic, Sabic and Kadic detained, murdered, and inhumanely treated the civilian population in Bosanska Krupa from September 1995-July 1996.

At the time of the alleged crimes, Saran was the head of the public safety station in Bosanska Krupa, Hadziosmanagic-Tadzic was the commander of the police station, Sabic was the commander of a police section, and Kadic was a policeman in Jasenica.

When asked by judge Mediha Pasic about a potential separation of the case of Hadziosmanagic-Tadzic, the prosecution proposed that an expert medical examination of the defendant be conducted. The defense teams agreed with the proposal.

Hadziosmanagic-Tadzic’s defense said it would provide the court with all the documents at its disposal.

The court will render a decision concerning this proposal at a later stage. The indictment was confirmed on January 12.

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