Bosna sock factory

Location: Bosanski Brod

Importance of the locality:

The Bosna Sock Factory was used in July 1992 as a detention site for Serb soldiers and civilians. The site was run by soldiers of the HVO. The prisoners did not have access to toilet facilities. They were forced to use slop buckets that were kept in the rooms where they were confined. They had no drinking water. The guards would beat the prisoners every day, hitting them with rifle butts, chairs, bats and other objects.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Serbs

Area that victims came from: Bosanski Brod

Responsibility: HVO and HV

Court trials:

The Court of BiH convicted Josip Tolić, former member of HVO, for crimes committed in Odžak and Bosanski Brod and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. The Basic Court in Modriča convicted Ferid Halilović, former Military Police officer of teh 102nd Odžak HVO Brigade, for war crimes against Serb civilians committed from May to the second half of August 1992 when he was a guard at camps in Odžak, Novi Grad near Odžak and Bosanski Brod, and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 23.05.2017.


Updated: 05.02.2020

Army of Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina - ARBiH
Security services command centre - CSB
Herzeg Bosnia - HB
Croat Defense Forces - HOS
Army of Croatia - HV
Croat Defense Council - HVO
Yugoslav National Army - JNA
International Crime Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia - ICTY
Ministry of Interior - MUP
People's Defense of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia - NO APZB
Police station - SJB
Serb Army of Krajina - SVK
Territorial defense of Bosnia-Herzegovina - TO BiH
Army of Republic of Srpska - VRS
Army of Yugoslavia - VJ