Kozila Forest Estate

Location: Drinić

Importance of the locality:

The former forest estate of Kozila in the Municipality of Drinić was used as a detention site for Bosniaks from the Bosanski Petrovac and Krajina region. The prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions and daily forced labour. The facility was run by VRS units.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks

Area that victims came from: Kraijna

Responsibility: VRS

Court trials:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted a number of people under the command responsibility doctrine for crimes committed in Bosanska Krajina. Radoslav Brđanin, president of the Crisis Staff of the Krajina Autonomous Region, was convicted of war crimes committed in a number of municipalities in BiH and sentenced to 32 years in prison.

Data source: ICTY (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 15.11.2018.


Updated: 06.02.2020

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