Mehmend-paša Sokolović Bridge – “Old Bridge”, Višegrad
Bridge on the Drina, Višegrad
Importance of the locality:
In the period from 1992 to 1995, at the “Old Bridge” locality, members of the Serb paramilitary formation from Višegrad called “Osvetnici” committed a number of killings of Bosniaks and threw their bodies into the Drina river.
Entity: Republika Srpska
Ethnic group: Bosniaks
Area that victims came from: Višegrad and the vicinity
Responsibility: Višegrad birgade of the RS Army, Serb paramilitary formation “Osvetnici”
For crimes committed in Višegrad, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted the commander of the Osvetnici paramilitary unit Milan Lukić, sentencing him to life in prison, and member of the paramilitary group Sredoje Lukić, sentencing him to 30 years in prison. ICTY, Višegrad Case - Milan Lukić and Sredoje Lukić (IT-98-32/1).
For crimes committed in Višegrad, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Mitar Vasiljević, member of the “Beli orlovi” [“White Eagles”] paramilitary unit, sentencing him to 15 year in prison. ICTY, Višegrad Case - Mitar Vasiljević (IT-98-32).
Data source: ICTY/Court of BiH/etc. (updated 06.12.2019)
Marked and photographed: 07.10.2015.
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