The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) confirmed the first-instance verdict against Nedžad Tinjek, Jure Kordić and Dražan Lovrić, former members of the Croatian Defense Council (HVO) who were convicted for persecuting and abusing the Bosniak population of Mostar during the war in the 1990s.
As announced by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday, January 7, Tinjak was sentenced to 12 years in prison, Kordić to three, and Lovrić to one year.
The statement adds that Tinjak, Kordić and Lovrić are guilty of participating in the illegal abduction and imprisonment of Bosniak civilians from the area of Mostar.
Kordić is also guilty of inhumane treatment of civilians, and Tinjak is guilty of inhumane treatment of civilians and rape of prisoners in the Vojno camp.
The “Vojno” camp was one of the most notorious HVO camps, where Bosniak civilians were detained from June 1993 to March 1994, including a large number of women and children.
The camp was located in Bijelo Polje, north of Mostar.
The announcement also adds that, by the same verdict, the accused Nedžad Tinjak, Dario Sušac, Nuhan Šikalo, Dario Mihalj, Stanko Škobić, Tomislav Aničić and Slavko Golemac were acquitted of the criminal offense of crimes against humanity, as it was not proven that they had committed the crime for which you are charged.
In the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, they point out that an appeal against the second-instance verdict is not allowed, N1 writes.