Silos in Polje

Location: Village of Polje, Derventa

Importance of the locality:

The silos was used in 1992 as a detention site for Serbs from the Derventa area. As the Croat forces of HVO and HV were withdrawing, the prisoners were transferred from the warehouse in Rabić to the silos. There, they were subjected to abuse and beatings.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Serbs

Area that victims came from: Derventa and Posavina

Responsibility: HVO and HV

Court trials:

The Court of BiH convicted Ivica Vrdoljak as a member of the 103rd Derventa Brigade of the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) and sentenced him to five years in prison. Almaz Nezirović was convicted as a member of the 103rd Derventa Brigade Military Police and sentenced to two years in prison. Azra Bašić, as a member of the 305th Brigade of the Croatian Army and later as a member of HVO’s 103rd Brigade, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 2023)

Marked and photographed: 23.05.2017.


Updated: 21.02.2023

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