Friday, September 12, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 12,2008) - Croatian war criminal Slavko Sakic made an plea agreement yesterday with the Bosnian State Prosecution in which he admits guilt for the war crimes comitted in the Bosnian town of Bugojno,during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia in the early 1990's.

Under this agreement, the Prosecution requested from the Bosnian State Court to sentence him from seven up to ten years.

Slavko Sakic, a former member of the Croatian fascist aggressor's formations, is indicteed for crimes against the Bosnian civilian population in Bugojno.

In accordance with the indictment, Croatian war criminal Slavko Sakic,participated in the illegal detention of Bosnian civilians from Bugojno, who were later held in the basement of the Akvarijum hotel in Vrbanja settlement.

The Prosecution stated that Croatian war criminal Slavko Sakic "was involved in looting and taking away their money and jewelry by force'' and that he, on the 17 and 28 of July 1993, participated in the torture of detained Bosnian civilians.

Croatian war criminal Slavko Sakic, at the beginning of August denied his guilt in accordance with the prosecution's indictment which was confirmed on 30 July.

He has been in custody since 18 May of this year, when he was arrested in the southwestern Bosnian town of Livno by members of the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA).

The agreement has been submitted to the Bosnian State Court for further consideration.

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