Banjaluka, September 14 – The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has a discriminatory attitude against the Serb victims of war, which is why it should cease to exist or start prosecuting the ones responsible for crimes against Serbs, says Milutin Misic, a member of the Advisory Board of the BiH Missing Persons Institute.
Misic believes that the Prosecutor’s Office is intentionally obstructed, and that it should stop.
“The Prosecutor’s Office has a discriminatory attitude against the Serb victims of war. I can prove this, especially when it comes to prosecutors’ investigations into the circumstances of killings and perpetrators of war crimes against Serbs,” Misic told Srna on the occasion of September 15, the Day of the Persons Killed and Gone Missing in the Defence and Liberation War of Republika Srpska.
Misic mentioned the following example: it has been two years since all information was submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office stating that bones can be found around the Miljacka river in the area of Sarajevo stretching from Alipasino Polje to a television station building, which were brought there together with the dirt used to build an embankment at the site.
“The bones have been found to be of Serbs, but the Prosecutor’s Office has never tried to establish where the dirt was taken from, who drove the trucks or who the contractor was,” Misic said.
He pointed out there were many other examples of the Office’s obstruction regarding Serb-victim related cases.
“Until the Prosecutor’s Office changes its policy and ensures equality in the prosecution of all crimes will we have the same situation we have today, because the Prosecutor’s Office, like the ICTY Office of the Prosecutor, has a discriminatory attitude against the Serb victims of the 1990s war,” concluded Misic.
The Day of the Persons Killed and Gone Missing in the Defence and Liberation War will be marked on Tuesday.
Republika Srpska is still searching for the remains of 1,676 veterans and civilians, while three memorial ossuaries in the entity keep the remains of 657 exhumed yet unidentified persons.