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Case name

Sanski Most - Kijevo

Case number

КТО 4/14

Number of victims


Persons indicted


Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

Lower military - soldier of the Republic of Srpska's Army (RSA)

Indictment date

Case stage

second instance judgment

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

2 years 8 months

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

The trial chamber of the War Crimes Department - part of the Higher Court in Belgrade found defendant AA guilty and sentenced him to nine years in prison.

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

The Appellate Court's War Crimes Chamber confirmed the first instance judgment and sentenced the defendant to 9 years in prison.

Date and outcome of verdict in new trial


Criminal offence

war crime against civilian population under article 142 of the FRY Criminal Act

Background facts

According to the indictment allegations, the accused, AA, as a soldier of the Republic of Srpska's Army (RSA), took part in a military operation which involved the arrests and confinement of civilians from village Kijevo, municipality Sanski Most, BH. In the course of the operation, AA allegedly separated one Bosniak civilian from a group, robbed him of his personal belongings and fired three shots at him. The victim died on the spot.

Procedural remarks

Upon the BH Prosecutor's request, AA was heard before the Belgrade Higher Court's investigative judge on 2 December 2011.