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Second Indictment Against Zeljko Jukic

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has filed a second indictment against a former member of the Croatian Defence Council, charged with crimes committed in Prozor in 1993.

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The second indictment specifies that Zeljko Jukic, as a member of the Rama brigade of the Crotian Defence Council, between July and the end of September 1993 took part in attacks and the expulsion of the Bosniak civilians in the municipality of Prozor.

One of the charges against Jukic is that he abused a Bosniak prisoner by burning a cross on his face with a lit cigarette, around July 7, 1993, at the headquarters of the Military Police of the Croatian Defence Council in Prozor.

“Jukic led the civilian into a room, where he beat him, abused him and tortured him in humiliating ways, and burnt his jaw and face with an open flame”, says the statement from the state prosecution.

The indictment goes on to say that Jukic, in mid-July 1993 in the Dretelj camp near the town of Capljina, led the same civilian into the hanger, pushed him against the wall and started beating him with a baton.

This indictment has been submitted to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.

The prosecution already filed an indictment against Jukic in January this year, charging him with taking part in the unlawful arrest of several Bosniak civilians, who were taken away to an unknown direction and disappeared.

Jukic has denied these charges and is yet to enter his plea regarding the second indictment.

This article is also available in: Shqip Македонски Bos/Hrv/Srp

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