Student Dorm in Bileća

Location: Bileća

Importance of the locality:

The former Student Dorm, which houses the Forestry Administration, inspection offices, etc. today, was used from May to December 1992 as a site of detention for Croat and Bosniak civilians from Herzegovina. At least 80 people were detained there. The prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions, abuse, forced displacement and beatings. On 5 October 1992, about one half of the prisoners where forcibly deported to Montenegro together with their families. At least one prisoner was killed or succumbed to injuries due to abuse at this site.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks, Croats

Area that victims came from: Bileća

Responsibility: CJB Trebinje, SJB Bileća

Court trials:

The Court of BiH handed down a final judgement sentencing Goran Vujović to six, Miroslav Duka to twelve and Željko Ilić to five years in prison for crimes against humanity committed at the Student Dorm in Bileća.
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 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.
Mićo Stanišić was convicted by the ICTY under the command responsibility doctrine and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Data source: Court of BiH, ICTY (updated10.05.2021)

Marked and photographed: 18.04.2021


Updated: 04.07.2021

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