Slavko Jovanovic

04.05.2017
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Slavko Jovanovic is a former member of the Third Podrinjska Light Infantry Brigade of the Republika Srpska Army commended by Ratko Mladic, («VRS ») based in the municipality of Čajniče.

On June 1992, Slavko Jovanovic and the Third Podrinjska Light Infantry Brigade arrived in the village of Medosevici in the Cajnice municipality where a Bosniak family lived. Slavko Jovanovic as well as Milosav and Marijan Jovanovic ordered to the three adults members of the bosniak family to came out and locked in the house the two children. They obliged the adults to walk toward the field close to the house and they started to beat them. Slavko Jovanovic and his accomplices killed by shot two of the Bosniaks and killed the other one after beat him severely.

While they killed the three adults, the soldiers came back to the house and killed the two children before setting the house on fire.

Legal procedure

In October 2014, Slavko Jovanovic as well as Marijan and Miloslav Jovanovic were arrested for the alleged murder of five Bosniak civilians in June 1992 in Medosevici village.

On 20 November 2014, the war crimes section of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina charged Slavko Jovanovic with war crimes against the civilian population according to the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 4 November 2016, Slavko Jovanović was found guilty of war crimes against civilians and sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment.