“Alatnica”, Nevesinje

Location: Nevesinje

Importance of the locality:

The facilities of the former Alatnica company in Nevesinje were used in the summer of 1992 as a site of detention for the elderly, women and children of Bosniak ethnicity from the Nevesinje area who were brought there after being separated from the military-age men who were imprisoned at the JNA Hall. The female prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions, abuse and forcible displacement. At least two prisoners were killed at this site or succumbed to injuries sustained from the abuse.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks, Croats

Area that victims came from: Eastern Herzegovina, Nevesinje

Responsibility: CJB Trebinje, SJB Nevesinje and paramilitary formations

Court trials:

As the former chief of the Trebinje Public Security Centre, Krsto Savić was convicted by the Court of BiH under the command responsibility doctrine and sentenced to 17 years in prison for crimes committed in eastern Herzegovina.
The ICTY convicted Momčilo Krajišnik, the wartime speaker of the Republika Srpska National Assembly, and sentenced him to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity.

Data source: Court of BiH, ICTY (updated 10.05.2021)

Marked and photographed: 18.04.2021


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