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Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Boban Šimšić

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Court Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Section I for War Crimes, Appellate Division, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Case number X-KRŽ-05/04
Decision title Verdict
Decision date 7 August 2007
  • Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Boban Šimšić
Categories Crimes against humanity
Keywords crimes against humanity, murder, detention, enforced disappearance, Former Yugoslavia, rape/sexual violence, torture, Višegrad
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Procedural history

In first instance, Boban Šimšić was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. 

See also: Indictment, 28 June 2005; and Second instance decision on revocation of the first instance verdict, 5 January 2007.

More information can be found here.

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Legally relevant facts

During the widespread and systematic attack of the Serb Army, police, and paramilitary Serb formations directed against the Bosniak civilian population in the Višegrad municipality, Šimšić assisted in the enforced disappearance of persons and assisted in rape. He assisted Milan Lukic and other members of the Serb army, police and paramilitary formations in taking away imprisoned Bosniak civilians from an elementary school in Višegrad where they were imprisoned, after which they were unaccounted for. He also singled out girls and young women who were held captive in the elementary school and took them away in order to procure them to other members of the Serb Army, who carried out multiple rapes, beatings and humiliated several women. 

More information can be found here.

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Court's holding and analysis

On 7 August 2007, the final verdict was handed down sentencing him to 14 years' imprisonment.

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