SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 26,2008) – A concentration camp survivor from Kalinovik testified yesterday before the Bosnian State Court about the mass rapes committed by the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor's soldiers against Bosnian women during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.
Prosecution witness Enesa Hasanbegovic was dtained in the vicinity of Ulog, in Kalinovik municipality, in late June 1992. She was among 193 residents of Gacko, who were captured while trying to escape the town due to the attack conducted by the the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor.
On that occasion the witness' husband and two children were also detained and taken to the premises of the school in Ulog.
In early July 1992, all detained Bosnian civilians were transferred to the sports hall within the school building in Kalinovik, where witness Hasanbegovic's husband was murdered by the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor in August 1992. She has still not found his remains.
"On August 1, 1992, members of the unit commanded by some "duke" from Prebilovci, took my husband away. I have never seen him again. Later on I went to the classroom in which he was murdered. When I got there I saw marks on the wall, which were made by bullets, and bullet capsules lying on the floor. The floor was dark, like blood. There was a trace of blood, leading to the exit door," Hasanbegovic said.
The Bosnian State Prosecution charges Serbian war criminals Ratko Bundalo, Nedjo Zeljaja and Djordjislav Askraba, former members of the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor;s formations, among other things with the crimes committed in a school building in Kalinovik in 1992.
"In Kalinovik we were guarded by men, dressed in green uniforms. While we were there and in Ulog we used to receive food, which was brought in green military caldrons. Members of various (genocidal Serbian fascist) paramilitary groups, among whom were Pero Elez and Marinko Bjelica, visited the camp very often. They used to take Bosnian women and young girls away. Upon return they were covered with blood," Hasanbegovic said.
The indictment states that, in August 1992 members of a genocidal Serbian fascist paramilitary group, led by Serbian war criminal Pero Elez, used to come to the school building in Kalinovik every day and took the deyained Bosnian women nd young girls girls from the school and raped them.
The witness and other detainees, who were held in the school, was exchanged on August 31, 1992.
Second Prosecution witness Milos Mandic said that he was "engaged" in Gornji logor barracks in Kalinovik, in which Bundalo was "commander".
"I was in charge of a three-barrel gun, although I do not even know what it is. My post was in the vicinity of Jelasac village. I know that this gun was never used when I was there. You must understand that my health has deteriorated over the past four years, so I cannot remember many of those things," said Mandic, who responded to most Prosecution's questions by saying: "I do not know".
The trial of Serbian war criminals Ratko Bundalo, Nedjo Zeljaja and Djordjislav Askraba is due to continue before the Bosnian State Court on October 3, 2008.