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21 January 2014

Threats and Gunshots in a House

Dzenita Durakovic BIRN BiH Bihac
Testifying for the Cantonal Prosecution in Bihac, a witness says that, in late July 1992 indictees Predrag and Nenad Bajic, as well as Sinisa Babic, came to his house, insulted him and asked for money.
Witness Djevad Kumalic said that Predrag and Nenad Bajic, and Sinisa Babic came to his house in the vicinity of Kljuc during the night on July 27, 1992.

“They broke into my house, asking for money. They threatened me, cursed me and shot... They were accompanied by other soldiers, but I did not see them. A few of my neighbours and cousins were killed that night,” Kumalic said.

Predrag and Nenad Bajic, Sinisa Babic, Mladenko Vrtunic and Slobodan Dragic, former members of the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, are charged with having participated in murders, rape and inhumane treatment of people in Humici, Vojici and Pudin Han villages, Kljuc municipality, in 1992 and 1993.

At this hearing the Bihac Cantonal Prosecution examined Kemal Islamagic and Behija Kumalic. Both of them said that VRS members came to their houses and asked for money.

Islamagic said that brothers Predrag and Nenad Bajic broke into his house, while Sinisa Babic stayed outside.

Prior to the examination of the witnesses the Cantonal Prosecution presented its introductory statement, saying that it would invite 50 witnesses and six expert witnesses, who would present their findings and opinion, during the presentation of evidence.

It was said that indictee Milan Lukic would undergo a separate trial due to his bad health and that one of the indictees, Zeljko Budimir, was unavailable at present.

Indictees Predrag and Nenad Bajic, Babic, Vrtunic and Dragic have been held in custody since February last year.

The trial is due to continue on January 28.
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