In the organization of the Union of Camp Prisoners of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Regional Union of Camp Prisoners of the Banja Luka Region, and the Association of Prisoners of Prijedor 92 and Kozarac, today will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the crime in the “Keraterm” camp in Prijedor.
More than 3,000 inmates were imprisoned in this camp from the end of May to the beginning of August 1992.
The worst crimes took place on the night of July 23-24, 1992, when around 200 inmates were killed. The Hague Tribunal declared this massacre one of the most horrific crimes committed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
To date, 371 inmates of this camp have been killed. The largest number of those killed, 350 of them, were from the area of the left bank of Sana, i.e. Mataruski Brdo.
Nine people from Prijedor were convicted of crimes in the Keraterm camp.
Before the Hague Tribunal, Dusko Sikirica was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Zoran Zigic to 25 years, Dusko Tadic, convicted among other crimes for Keraterm, to 20 years, Predrag Banovic to eight years, Dragan Kolundzija sentenced to three years, Damir Dosen to five year, Milojica Kos, convicted among other crimes for Keraterm, to eight years.
Before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dusan Fustar was sentenced to nine years and Dusko Knezsvic to 31 years in prison.
The crimes committed in the Keraterm camp were part of the indictments against convicted war criminals Biljana Plavsic, sentenced to 11 years, Momcilo Krajsnik, sentenced to 20 years, Radoslav Brdjanin, sentenced to 30 years, Mica Stanisic, sentenced to 22 years, and Stojan Zupljanin, sentenced to to 22 years in prison.