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Indictment in Aamil RamiA et al. case confirmed under war crimes charges.

On 18 January 2019, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed Indictment against the accused in Camil Ramic et al, with the following charges:

- Camil Ramic, by the acts described in Counts 1 and 2, committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175(1)(a) as read with Article 180(2) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH),

- Mehmedalija Topalovic, by the acts described in Counts 3 and 4, committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175(1)(a) as read with Article 180(1) of the CC BiH, all in conjunction with Article 29 of the CC BiH,

- Himzo Selimovic, by the acts described in Counts 6, 7, 8 and 9, committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175(1)(a) as read with Article 180(1) of the CC BiH; and, by the acts described in Counts 5, 10, 11 and 15, committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175(1)(a) as read with Article 180(1), all in conjunction with Article 29 of the CC BiH,

- Ramiz Micivoda, by the acts described in Counts 10, 11 and 12, committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175(1)(a) as read with Article 180(1) of the CC BiH, all in conjunction with Article 29 of the CC BiH,

- Mustafa Stovrag, by the acts described in Count 13, committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175(1)(a) as read with Article 180(1) of the CC BiH, all in conjunction with Article 29 of the CC BiH; and, by the acts described in Counts 14 and 15, committed the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175(1)(a) as read with Article 180(1) of the CC BiH.

According to the Indictment, the accused:

- Camil Ramic, as Chief of Security of the ViA!egrad Municipality Territorial Defense Staff from June 1992 until the end of October 1992 and as Assistant Commander for Security at the 1st ViA!egrad Brigade of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from the end of October 1992 until February 1993,

- Mehmedalija Topalovic, as a member of the Army of BiH,

- Himzo Selimovic, as a member of the security organ of the IBOG /Eastern Bosnia Operations Group/ from the end of January 1993 to April 1993 and as Assistant Commander for Security at the IBOG from April 1993 until the end of October 1994,

- Ramiz Micivoda, as Deputy Commander of the IBOG Military Police Company, and

- Mustafa Stovrag, as a member of the MUP RBiH /Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina/, GoraA3/4de SJB /Public Security Station/,

During the war in BiH and the armed conflict between the Army of BiH and the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS)in the territory of Rudo, ViA!egrad, GoraA3/4de and Foca municipalities, in the time period between October 1992 and November 1995, as members of the Army of BiH and Mustafa Stovrag as a member of MUP RBiH- GoraA3/4de SJB, when conveying VRS prisoners of war from Strmica to Brodari (ViA!egrad municipality), in an improvised military prison of the Army of BiH in KaoA!tice (Mededa, ViA!egrad municipality) located in the house of NedA3/4ib Hurem and on the premises of the Military Remand Prison of the IBOG of the Army of BiH located in the building of former ZOIL in GoraA3/4de, failed to act in compliance with the rules of international humanitarian law and violated the provisions of Article 3(1)(a) of the Third Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of 12 August 1949 and Articles 86 and 87 of Additional Protocol I by perpetrating deprivation of liberty and other inhumane acts of a similar character with the intent to cause great suffering or serious injury to body or to physical or mental health, stated the BiH Court.
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