Donja Mahala Primary School

Location: Orašje

Importance of the locality:

The Donja Mahala Primary School in Orašje was used from May to mid-July 1992 as a detention facility for Serb civilians that was run by the HVO Military Police. Prisoners were subjected to detention, forced labour, inhumane conditions, and interrogations and abuse.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Serbs

Area that victims came from: Orašje and the surrounding area

Responsibility: Vojna policija HVO

Court trials:

The Court of BiH convicted Mato Baotić, commander of the Croat Defence Council (HVO) Military Police 2nd Division, for the crime of rape and abuse at the Donja Mahala Primary School and sentenced him to 13 years in prison.

A trial concerning these events is currently under way before the Court of BiH. The following stand accused under the command responsibility doctrine: Đuro Matuzović, Ivo and Tado Oršolić, Marko Dominković, Joso Nedić, Marko Blažanović, Mato and Anto Živković, Stjepo Đurić and Mirko Jurić.

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 18.03.2021)

Marked and photographed: 28.02.2021


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
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