Tuesday, August 5, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (August 5,2008) - The Bosnian State Court has confirmed the indictment against Croatian war criminal Slavko Šakić, former member of the Croatian fascist aggressor's formations, who is charged with crimes against Bosnian civilians in the central Bosnian town of Bugojno,during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia in the early 1990s.

The indictment states that Croatian war criminal Slavko Šakić participated in the detention of Bosnian civilians from Bugojno in July 1993. The Bosnian civilians were then detained by the fascist Croatian aggressor in the basement of the Aquarium motel in Vrbanja settlement.

The Bosnian State Prosecutor considers that, while the Bosnian civilians were being detained, Croatian war criminal Slavko Šakić "searched them and forcibly took their money and jewelry away." It is also states that he participated in torture of detained Bosnians from July 17 to July 28, 1993.

Croatian war criminal Slavko Šakić is charged with having taken one Bosnian civilian from "Aquarium" motel in late July 1993. In August 1993 this Bosnian civilian was found dead below a bridge in Vrbanja settlement.

Croatian war criminal Slavko Šakić has been held in custody since May 18 this year, when the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency, (SIPA), arrested him in the western Bosnian town of Livno.

Citing the reasons for the custody motion, the Bosnian State Prosecutor mentioned the possibility that he might attempt to escape, due to the fact that Croatian war criminal Slavko Šakić has Croatian citizenship and the fact that he tried to hide his true identity by telling the investigative organs that his name was Anto.

A plea hearing before the Section I for War Crimes of the Bosnian State Court, in the case of Croatian war criminal Slavko Šakić, has been scheduled for tomorrow,August 6, 2008, starting at 11:00a.m. in courtroom 3,the Bosnian State Court said today.

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