Primary School Dnopolje, village of Zijemlje

Location: Zijemlje Valley, East Mostar

Importance of the locality:

The school building in Dnopolje was used in the summer of 1992 as a site of detention for Bosniaks from the wider Nevesinje area. Serb forces, including Šešelj paramilitaries, subjected 76 prisoners to abuse, beatings and interrogations. After torturing and separating the women from the men, they executed the men. The remains of the victims were found in the Dubravica-Breza pit.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks, Croats

Area that victims came from: Nevesinje

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

Court trials:

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 (updated 10.05.2021)

Marked and photographed: 17.04.2021


Updated: 04.07.2021

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