Former police resort at Boračko Lake / Cafe Bar Strela

Location: Village of Borci, Municipality of Konjic

Importance of the locality:

The resort at Boračko Lake was a site of detention for Bosniaks from eastern Herzegovina. The male and female prisoners were transferred to this site from SJB Nevesinje. The prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions, abuse and beating, and many of them were killed or died as a result of being abused at this site.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks, Croats

Area that victims came from: Nevesinje, Eastern Herzegovina

Responsibility: Army of Republika Srpska, Šešelj paramilitaries, SJB Nevesinje

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 Court found Krsto Savić guilty of the forcible displacement of prisoners to the Boračko Lake resort, though he was not directly responsible for the crimes committed there.
Based on a plea agreement, the Court of BiH sentenced Radivoje Soldo, as a member of VRS, to five years in prison for the crime of unlawful detention, rape, inhumane treatment and abuse.

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: ICTY, Court of BiH (updated 10.05.2021)

Marked and photographed: 17.04.2021


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