The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday filed an indictment against two former Bosnian Serb military and police forces charged with the murder of five members of the Croatian family Ećimović from Prijedor.
The indictment was filed against Milorad Radaković (53) and Goran Pejić (50) from Sanski Most and charged as members of the Bosnian Serb army or police for participating in the campaign of ethnic persecution in Prijedor 1992. thus violating the provisions of international humanitarian law.
As alleged in the Indictment published in Sarajevo, Radaković and Pejić are in June 1992. in the village of Tukovi near Prijedor, attacked five members of the Ećimovic family in their house.
They killed two women and one man, and the murder attempt survived two children who then had 5 and 7 years respectively.
After that, the attackers killed another man from 67 and a woman of 59 years from the same family who lived in the neighboring house.
After this attack, all the remaining Croat civilians who lived in the Tukus, in fear, left that place, and virtually none of them have returned to the present day.
Prior to this attack, they were also targeted by Serb paramilitary units, so many locals were taken to detention camps where they were forcibly detained.
The prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that the guilty of the accused of killing five Croatian civilians will be proven by invoking 27 witnesses of crimes and expert witnesses and carrying out more than seventy material evidence.