Zenica Penitentiary

Location: Zenica

Importance of the locality:

Buildings of the Zenica Penitentiary complex were used during the past war from 1992 to 1995 not just to house convicted criminals, but also as sites of detention for Serb and Croat civilians and soldiers. Prisoners were subjected to detention, forced labour, inhumane conditions, and interrogations and abuse. The facility was run by units of ARBiH and the RBiH Ministry of Interior.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Croats, Serbs

Area that victims came from: Zenica, Zavidovići, Žepče and the surrounding area

Responsibility: ARBiH, MUP RBiH

Court trials:

No one has yet been held responsible for the crimes committed at this facility.

Data source: Victims’ Association (updated 03.02.2021)

Marked and photographed: 06.02.2021


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