Cultural Centre in Drinjača

Location: Village of Drinjača, Municipality of Zvornik

Importance of the locality:

In May 1992, the building of the Cultural Centre in the village of Drinjača near Zvornik was turned into a detention facility for more than 80 Bosniaks. In the night between 30 and 31 May 1992, more than 80 prisoners held there were executed. The facility was run by VRS units.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks

Area that victims came from: Village of Drinjača

Responsibility: VRS

Court trials:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Mićo Stanišić, the wartime minister of interior of Republika Srpska, and Stojan Župljanin, chief of the Banja Luka Security Services Centre, for crimes committed in 1992 in twenty municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including crimes committed in the Municipality of Zvornik, and sentenced them to 22 years in prison.

Commemorations: posljednja subota u maju/svibnju

Data source: ICTY (updated 14.10.2020)

Marked and photographed: 06.10.2020


Updated: 04.07.2021

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