FC Iskra Stadium, Bugojno

Location: Bugojno, town stadium

Importance of the locality:

The FC Iskra stadium was used as a detention facility for Croat civilians and soldiers from the second half of August 1993 to 19 March 1994. Civilian authorities of Bugojno and the Army of RBiH were responsible for the detention facility. The prisoners were abused and subjected to forced labour, leading to the deaths of 2 prisoners. The fate of 24 Croat prisoners who were taken from this and other detention facilities in Bugojno is still unknown.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Croats

Area that victims came from: Bugojna

Responsibility: Civilian authorities of the Bugojno Municipality, 307.bbr ARBiH

Court trials:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted the Commander of the 3rd Corps of ARBiH Enver Hadžihasanović, sentencing him to 3 and a half years in prison, and the Chief of Staff of the 7th Muslim Brigade of the 3rd Crops of ARBiH Amir Kubura, sentencing him to 2 years in prison. The Court of BiH convicted the former assistant to the commander of the 307th brigade Enes Handžić, sentencing him to 8 years in prison, former military police officer of the 307th motorised brigade of ARBiH Alija Osmić, sentencing him to 3 years in prison, former member of ARBiH Osman Šego, sentencing him to to 5 years in prison.
The Court of BiH sentenced the chief of the detention facility at FC Iskra Stadim Nisvet Gasalo and the security commander at the Stadim Musjab Kukavica to 4 years in prison each. Senad Dautović, the police chief in Bugojno, was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

Commemorations: 19 March

Data source: ICTY/Court of BiH (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 08.10.2015.


Updated: 31.01.2020


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