Silos in Tarčin

Location: Tarčin, Hadžići Municipality

Importance of the locality:

From May 1992 to January 1996, the silo in Tarčin was turned into a detention facility for Serb and Croat civilians and soldiers and was run by the Army of RBiH. The prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions, abuse, beatings, forcible displacement and forced labour.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Croats, Serbs

Area that victims came from: Wider Sarajevo region

Responsibility: Army of RBiH, 109th Mountain Brigade

Court trials:

In June 2021, deciding in the second instance proceedings, the Court of BiH convicted Nezir Kazić, the former commander of the ARBiH 9th Mountain Brigade, sentencing him to ten years in prison, while Fadil Čović, the former chief of SJB in Hadžići, and Bećir Hujić, the former police commander in Pazarić, were sentenced to eight years in prison. Mirsad Šabić was sentenced to six years in prison, while Halid Čović, who was the warden of Silos, and Nermin Kalember, who was a guard there, were sentenced to five years in prison.

Commemorations: January 27

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 2023)

Marked and photographed: 08.10.2015.


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