A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina has sentenced former Serbian soldier Boban Endić to 15 years in prison for “war crimes” in the country’s 1992-1995 war.
In a written statement from the court, the Indjic Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) on February 27, 1993, he contributed to the kidnapping of 20 people from the train station in the town of Otterje and “war crimeHe stated that he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on the basis of the crime.
The statement also stipulated the possibility of appealing the matter.
Members of the Army of Republika Srpska “Avengers” (Osvetnici) military formation that was operating as part of Visegrad at the time, from train number “671” on the Belgrade-Bar line, on February 27, 1993, at Otrepci station in Rudo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, led by Milan Lukić, they took 20 passengers, most of them Bosniaks, to the village of Brilovo (Visegrad) and tortured them to death.
Milan Lukic, commander of the “Avengers” unit, who was tried in 2009 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague for crimes against humanity in the city of Visegrad in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992-1994, was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Nebojsa Ranisavljevic, known as “Resavac” and “The Grasshopper”, commander of the volunteer detachment of the Visegrad Brigade Response Squadron, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Miko Jovićić, a member of the Visegrad Brigade, to 5 years in prison.
Ranisavljević, who was tried in Montenegro for the crime committed in Otrci on February 27, 1993 and sentenced to 15 years in prison, said at the hearing that the massacre was planned a month before the incident, and that Serbian state institutions knew about the incident. However, no Serbian institution has taken responsibility.
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