NewsINDICTMENT ISSUED AGAINST RATKO DRONJAK (1962) AND DRAGAN RODIĆ (1963)
The indictment, inter alia, alleges that the accused Ratko Dronjak and Dragan Rodić have, from May 1992 to late 1995, along with other guards of the detention facilities and war camps in Drvar, members of the security services and military police of the II Krajina Corps and their commanders, knowingly participated in a joint criminal enterprise and thus supported and abetted the implementation of the plan of persecution of non-Serb civilians.
In the afore-mentioned period, Ratko Dronjak was the commander of the prison in "Slavko Rodić" Elementary School in Drvar and the war camp located in an old elementary school in the village of Kamenica (war camp "Kamenica") in Drvar municipality, while Dragan Rodić was a guard in those war camps.
They are accused of participating in an illegal establishment and maintenance of the system of punishment and abuse of Ethnic Bosniak and Croat civilians in the elementary school "Slavko Rodić" located in Drvar and the war camp, "Kamenica", where the Bosniak and Croat civilians from the territory of the municipalities of Kulen Vakuf, Ključ, Sanski Most, Kupres, Bosanski Petrovac, Bosanska Krupa and other areas of the Autonomous Region of Krajina were unlawfully incarcerated under poor conditions. The incarcerated civilians and prisoners of war were subjected to daily torture, beatings, killings, inhumane treatment and forced labor.
The indictment alleges that the accused supported and participated in the illegal establishment and maintenance of the system of punishment and abuse of prisoners of war – members of the Army of RBIH and HVO in the war camp "Kamenica", by starving and killing the prisoners, subjecting them to systematical daily beatings and psychological abuse contrary to the provisions of the Geneva Convention relative to Treatment of Prisoners of War dating from August 12, 1949, as well as that they violated the rules of international law relative to the prisoners of war by going through with the killings, intentional infliction of severe physical and mental pain and suffering as well as causing injuries to body and health.
The accused Ratko Dronjak and Dragan Rodić are charged with having committed the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172 of the Criminal Code of BiH and the criminal offense of War Crimes against Prisoners of War under Article 175 of the CC of BiH, all in conjunction with Article 180, Paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of BiH.
The Prosecutor of the Special Department for War Crimes within the BiH Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to the Court of BiH to extend custody, which was ordered on January 21, 2010, for both of the accused.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH.
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