Partizan Sports Hall

Location: Foča

Importance of the locality:

The Partizan Sports Hall was used as a detention facility for Bosniak women and girls from April 1992 to March 1993. The detention site was under the jurisdiction of the Army of Republika Srpska. The women and girls were subjected to rape, as well as physical and psychological abuse.VRS soldiers also helped each other rape the women and subjected them to inhumane conditions, beatings and threats.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks

Area that victims came from: Foča

Responsibility: VRS

Court trials:

The Court of BiH convicted Jasko Gazdić who, in the period between April 1992 and March 1993, used force and threats to rape two women and a twelve-year-old girl held at the Partizan Sports Hall. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison. The Court of BiH also convicted Neđo Samardžić who was found guilty of participating in the expulsion of Bosniak civilians from Miljevina in September 1992 when civilians were taken to the Partizan Sports Hall in Foča and there subjected to physical abuse and were robbed, while some women were also raped.

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 02.12.2017.


Updated: 06.02.2020

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