“Tuzla Convoy of Salvation”

Location: Rankovići, Novi Travnik

Importance of the locality:

The “Tuzla Convoy of Salvation” bringing humanitarian aid was made up of a few hundred trucks, it was seven kilometres long and went from Split, through Gornji Vakuf, to Tuzla. The convoy was stopped on 10 June 1993 at a barricade set up by a large group of Croat civilians and soldiers in Rankovići, north of Novi Travnik. Eight drivers were shot, the vehicles were seized and the convoy was looted by civilians and soldiers. The convoy was stopped again by a group of local residents at the Dubravica checkpoint near Vitez. The remains of three people killed after the convoy was stopped have still not been found.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Bosniaks

Area that victims came from: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Responsibility: HVO

Court trials:

The ICTY convicted Dario Kordić under the command responsibility doctrine for the crime and attack against the “Tuzla Convoy of Salvation”, as well as other crimes committed during the war in BiH, and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. The ICTY also convicted Tihomir Blaškić under the command responsibility doctrine and sentenced him to 9 years in prison. Still, the direct commanders and perpetrators of the crime were never held responsible. The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH is currently conducting an investigation of this crime.

Data source: ICTY (update 19.06.2020)

Marked and photographed: 16.06.2020


Updated: 04.07.2021

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International Crime Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia - ICTY
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