Hotel Treskavica, Trnovo

Location: Trnovo Municipality

Importance of the locality:

At the end of August 1992, a detention facility was set up in Hotel Treskavica for Serb prisoners brought in from the detention facility at the Dejčići Primary School. Around one hundred Serbs were held at this facility, half of them women and children. After being held there for three days, the men were transferred to the detention facility set up at the local health clinic, while the women and children were transferred to a detention facility set up at the day-care centre in Trnovo. The facility was run by ARBiH and HOS units.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Serbs

Area that victims came from: wider Sarajevo area, Trnovo

Responsibility: ARBiH and HOS units and Military Police

Court trials:

On 16 June 2014, the Court of BiH confirmed the indictment against Edhem Godinjak, Medaris Šarić and Mirko Bunoza for war crimes against the civilian population and prisoners of war in Trnovo. In 2021, the Court of BiH delivered a first-instance judgement in the case of Edhem Godinjak and others, acquitting the accused of war crimes against the civilian population of the Trnovo Municipality. Appellate proceedings are currently under way.

Data source: Court of BiH (updated 10.11.2021)

Marked and photographed: 16.11.2021


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