Bugojno Gymnasium

Location: Bugojno Municipality

Importance of the locality:

The Bugojno Gymnasium was used as a police station and after conflict broke out between ARBiH and HVO, it was also used as a detention facility for Croat civilians and prisoners of war from 19 July until October 1993. More than 100 people were held in the basement of the Gymnasium.
The prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions, abuse, beatings, forced blood draws, forced labour and forced displacement. The facility was run by units of the RBiH Police.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Croats

Area that victims came from: Bugojna

Responsibility: Police and Reserve Police of RBiH Ministry of Interior, Bugojno civilian authorities

Court trials:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted the Commander of the 3rd Corps of ARBiH Enver Hadžihasanović, sentencing him to 3 and a half years in prison, and the Commander of the 7th Muslim Brigade of the 3rd Corps of ARBiH Amir Kubura, sentencing him to 2 years in prison.
The Court of BiH found Nisvet Gasal, Musajb Kukavica and Senad Dautović guilty of war crimes against prisoners of war under Article 144 of the Criminal Code of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (CC SFRY), and sentenced Nisvet Gasal and Musajb Kukavica to 4 (four) years in prison, while Senad Dautović was sentenced to 7 (seven) years in prison.

Commemorations: 19 March

Data source: ICTY and Court of BiH (updated 10.11.2021)

Marked and photographed: 17.11.2021


Updated: 14.12.2021

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