former BH Bank, Bugojno

Location: Bugojno Municipality

Importance of the locality:

The former BH Bank building was used as a detention facility for Croat civilians and prisoners of war from July 1993 to January 1994. The BH Bank building was also the headquarters of the Military Police of the ARBiH 307th Mbr, and prisoners from other detention facilities in the Bogojno area were brought there for interrogation and held there. The prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions, daily abuse and beatings.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Croats

Area that victims came from: Bugojno

Responsibility: Civilian authorities of the Bugojno Municipality, 307.bbr ARBiH

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 convicted the former assistant to the commander of the 307th brigade Enes Handžić, sentencing him to 8 years in prison, former military police officer of the 307th motorised brigade of ARBiH Alija Osmić, sentencing him to 3 years in prison, former member of ARBiH Osman Šego, sentencing him to 5 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

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Herzeg Bosnia - HB
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International Crime Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia - ICTY
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