The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina orders man accused of crimes committed in Rogatica into custody for one month.
Acting on a motion filed by the State Prosecution, the State Court ordered Stojan Perkovic to be taken into custody for one month. He is accused of participating in crimes against humanity in the Rogatica area in 1992 and there are fears that he may seek to influence witnesses.
He may be held until February 14, 2009.
Perkovic, as former commander of a squad from Ladjevine with the Republika Srpska Army, is suspected of having participated in murder, rape, forcible disappearances and the capture of civilians from Rogatica, from June 1992 to the end of that year.
“After having reviewed the available evidence, the Court has determined that there is a grounded suspicion that suspect Perkovic committed the crime of which he is charged,” the State Court’s announcement alleges.
Perkovic was arrested by the State Investigation and Protection Agency, SIPA, on January 15, 2009 under a warrant issued by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina.