Ivan Goran Kovačić Primary School

Location: Livno

Importance of the locality:

In 1992, the Ivan Goran Kovačić Primary School in Livno was used as a place of detention for Serb civilians. Conditions were harsh and the prisoners were subjected to interrogations, beatings, abuse and killings. At least 13 prisoners were killed or succumbed to injuries from beatings at this detention facility.In 1993, the building was also used as a place of detention for Bosniak civilians and soldiers. The prisoners were interrogated and abused.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Bosniaks, Serbs

Area that victims came from: Livno

Responsibility: HVO, HVO Military Police

Court trials:

The Court of BiH sentenced Muamir Jašarević to one year and six months in prison and Sead Velagić to one year in prison for crimes committed during 1992. The judgement states that the accused Muamir Jašarević and Sead Velagić were found guilty because during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina between the Croat Defence Council (HVO) and the Army of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, later the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS), the accused Muamir Jašarević and Sead Velagić, as members of the Livno HVO Military Police, during August and September 1992, in contravention of international law during armed conflict, participated in inhuman treatment of civilians, and the accused Jašarević also participated in torture.

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 20.10.2016.


Updated: 03.02.2020

Army of Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina - ARBiH
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Herzeg Bosnia - HB
Croat Defense Forces - HOS
Army of Croatia - HV
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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
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