Motel Sretno

Location: Kakanj

Importance of the locality:

From March to June 1993, the Sretno Motel was used as a detention facility for Serbs and Croats. ARBiH had jurisdiction over the facility where 16 prisoners were confined to a room in the motel basement.The room had a narrow passage where the prisoners were held and a wider chamber where they were interrogated. The disposition of the room was such that prisoners were able to watch the interrogations. All the prisoners were subjected to daily abuse and beatings. On 19 May 1993, all the prisoners were let go. Ranko Popović remained at the Sretno Motel until 21 June 1993, when he was transferred to the Music School in Zenica.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Croats, Serbs

Area that victims came from: Central Bosnia

Responsibility: ARBiH

Court trials:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted the Commander of the 3rd Corps of ARBiH Enver Hadžihasanović, sentencing him to 3 and a half years in prison, and the Chief of Staff of the 7th Muslim Brigade of the 3rd Crops of ARBiH Amir Kubura, sentencing him to 2 years in prison.

Data source: ICTY (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 27.03.2018.


Updated: 06.02.2020

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