Podlugovi Railway Station

Location: Ilijaš

Importance of the locality:

The basement of the railway station in Podlugovi near Ilijaš was used in July 1992 as a site of detention for Bosniaks. The site was run by members of the VRS.On 5 June 1992, the guards threw poison gas canisters into the basement and the prisoners broke down the door to get out. Some of the prisoners were transferred at gunpoint to the Iskra warehouse in Podlugovi, while 20 prisoners were returned to the basement. The bodies of these 20 prisoners were later found in the mass grave at Žerovanj.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Bosniaks

Area that victims came from: Ilijaš

Responsibility: VRS

Court trials:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Momčilo Krajišnik, the wartime speaker of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska, under the doctrine of command responsibility, and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Biljana Plavšić, wartime member of the Presidency of Republika Srpska, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS), was sentenced to life in prison, and Radovan Karadžić, former President of Republika Srpska, was sentenced to life in prison.The Court of BiH convicted Branko Vlačo who was in charge of the camp and sentenced him to 13 years in prison.

Data source: ICTY (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 24.02.2017.


Updated: 25.02.2020

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