BiH Court confirms indictment against members of Chetnik movement

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BiH State Court confirmed the Prosecution's indictment against three members of the Serb nationalist 'Ravna Gora Chetnik movement', Dusan Sladojevic (AKA Krvce or Cica), Slavko Aleksic (AKA Duke) and Risto Lecic, for inciting national, racial and religious hatred, discord and intolerance in the area of Visegrad and its surroundings, in March 2019, reported Tuesday.

In March 2019, hundreds of sympathisers gathered to pay tribute to the WWII Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, who was convicted and executed in 1946 by the then authorities for the war crimes and treason he was charged with.

During the 1992-95 Bosnian war, Serb nationalists wearing Chetnik insignia expelled thousands and killed hundreds of ethnic Muslims in Visegrad. Last Sunday, those who attended the gathering sang the songs that glorified atrocities and announced new ones, which outraged the Bosniak returnees in the town.
The March 2019 gathering was condemned by several Bosnian officials, foreign embassies and institutions.
Prosecutors said participants in the event emulated a military line-up and used military terminology and that they gave speeches and played songs that “expresses threat or violence” and “caused anxiety and fear” among the population in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Prosecutors charged the head of the ‘Ravna Gora Movement of Republika Srpska’, Dusan Sladojevic, as well as participants in the gathering, Slavko Aleksic and Risto Lecic, in regard to the gathering.

According to the Prosecutor's statement, Lecic is charged with starting to sing a song with a fiddle, glorifying the Chetnik movement, which expresses threat or violence in its text, and caused anxiety and fear of the population, especially returnees and citizens of Visegrad and surrounding places.





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