Skender’s houses

Location: Potoci, Mostar

Importance of the locality:

At the Skender’s houses site in Potoci near Mostar, around 100 Croat civilians and soldiers, including women and children, were imprisoned in a facility under the control of the Army of RBiH. They were subjected to psychological and physical abuse and the men to forced labour.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Croats

Area that victims came from: Mostar

Responsibility: ARBiH

Court trials:

In this case, the Court of BiH sentenced Enes Ćurić to 5 years in prison and Ibrahim Demirović to 10 years in prison for participating in unlawful detention, inhumane treatment and imposing forced labour on Croat civilians, while Habib Čopelj was sentenced to 2 years in prison for inhuman treatment of prisoners.

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 03.12.2017.


Updated: 06.02.2020

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