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KORICANSKE STIJENE: EXHUMATIONS AT CRIME SCENE
Presenting additional evidence at the trial for crimes committed on Mount Vlasic in the summer of 1992, the State Prosecution added 14 documents to the case file.
Slavica Terzic of the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina presented orders issued by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Cantonal Prosecutor’s Office in Travnik in July 2009 that approved exhumation at Koricanske stijene and the review of autopsy reports and experts’ findings pertaining to the remains discovered at the location.
The indictees’ Defence teams had no objection to the material evidence presented by the Prosecutor.
Zoran Babic, Milorad Radakovic, Milorad Skrbic, Dusan Jankovic and Zeljko Stojnic have been charged with the murder of about 200 men at Koricanske stijene in August 1992. Their trial began in March last year.
The indictment alleges that Dusan Jankovic, Commander of the Public Safety Station in Prijedor, along with Babic, Radakovic, Skrbic and Stojnic, all members of the Interventions Squad, took part in escorting a convoy of civilians who were transported from Prijedor to Travnik on August 21, 1992. The Prosecution alleges that the indictees participated in separating about 200 men from the rest of the convoy and shooting and killing the men.
In addition to the exhumation orders, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina included accompanying documents, as well as photographs of all human remains found during the course of the exhumation, in the case file.
Among other things, the Prosecution presented the Court with autopsy reports pertaining to seven individuals whose identities have been confirmed through DNA analysis. Prosecutor Terzic explained that the other reports on the remains found at the location would be presented during the course of the testimony of experts from the Institute for Missing Persons of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the hearing scheduled for October 11 this year.
The next hearing, at which the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina will examine protected witness KO18, is due to take place on October 4.