Gym hall at the Perkovići Primary School

Location: village of Perkovići, Municipality of Žepče

Importance of the locality:

The gym hall of the primary school in the village of Ljubatovići, Municipality of Žepče, was used by the HVO from 26 june 1993 to 31 March 1994 as a detention facility for Bosniak civilians. The prisoners were kept in overcrowded rooms, subjecteded to inhumane conditions, forced displacement, interrogations, abuse and beatings.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Bosniaks

Area that victims came from: Žepče and the surrounding area

Responsibility: HVO

Court trials:

No one has yet been held responsible for the crimes committed at this facility. The Žepče Group case has been referred by the ICTY to the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH.

Commemorations: 31 March - day when detention facilities in Žepče were disbanded.

Data source: Žepče Prison Camp Survivors Association (updated 03.02.2021)

Marked and photographed: 06.02.2021


Updated: 04.07.2021

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