Jokić, Dragan

In July 1995, Dragan Jokić was the Chief of Engineering of the Zvornik Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) and held the rank of Major. From the morning of 14 July to the morning of 15 July 1995, Dragan Jokić additionally served as Duty Officer of the Zvornik Brigade.

Major Jokić was accused of having assisted in the planning, monitoring, organising and carrying out of the burials involved in the murder operation in Srebrenica. As Brigade Duty Officer, Jokić assisted in coordinating communication between officers of the VRS, involving the transportation, detention, execution and burial of Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica, and issued or transmitted reports and updates to superiors on the progress of the overall murder operation.

On 17 January 2005, the Trial Chamber of the ICTY found Dragan Jokić guilty of aiding and abetting extermination, persecutions (crimes against humanity) and murder (violation of laws and customs of war) and sentenced him to 9 years’ imprisonment. This sentence was affirmed on appeal.

On 27 March  2009, Dragan Jokić was found guilty of contempt of court for refusing to testify in the case Prosecutor v. Vujadin Popović et al., and sentenced to 4 months' imprisonment consecutive to the nine-year sentence he is currently serving. On 25 June 2009, the Appeals Chamber confirmed the verdict, dismissing all eight grounds of appeal filed by Jokić.

On 13 January 2010 Dragan Jokic was granted early release.

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