Former JNA barracks

Location: Brčko

Importance of the locality:

The JNA barracks in Brčko were used in May 1992 as a site of detention for non-Serbs from the Municipality of Brčko. Most of the prisoners were transferred to the Luka detention facility. The prisoners were subjected to harsh and inhumane conditions with regular beatings, interrogations and psychological abuse. The prisoners were brought for forced labour in the barracks from the Luka detention facility. Apart from men, women and children were also held in detention at this site.

Entity: Brčko district

Ethnic group: Bosniaks, Croats

Area that victims came from: Brčko

Responsibility: VRS

Court trials:

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Radovan Karadžić, Biljana Plavšić, Momčilo Krajišnik, Goran Jelisić and Ranko Češić were convicted for war crimes in Brčko, while Slobodan Milošević died before his trial was concluded. Pero Rikanović was convicted before the Appellate Court of the Brčko District of BiH for war crimes against prisoners of war and against the civilian population and sentenced to five and a half years in prison. Pero Rikanović tortured, physically abused and inhumanely treated prisoners at the barracks in Brčko.

Data source: ICTY (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 23.02.2017.


Updated: 04.02.2020

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