Zelenović, Dragan

Dragan Zelenovic / Courtesy of the ICTYOn 17 January 2007, Dragan Zelenović, a former Bosnian Serb soldier, pleaded guilty to three counts involving torture and four counts involving rape, all crimes against humanity. As part of the plea agreement, the Prosecution withdrew the remaining seven counts of torture and rape, charged as violations of laws and customs of war. The Prosecution recommended that the Trial Chamber of the ICTY impose a prison term within the range of 10 to 15 years and the Defence recommended a term of seven to 10 years. Dragan Zelenović was involved in the attack on Foča (eastern Bosnia) in the period between April 1992 and February 1993.

On 31 October 2007, the ICTY Appeals Chamber confirmed the 15-year prison sentence earlier imposed on Zelenović by the Trial Chamber (4 April 2007).

Dragan Zelenović was originally indicted together with Dragan Gagović, Gojko Janković, Janko Janjić, Radomir Kovac, Zoran Vuković, Dragoljub Kunarac and Radovan Stanković for their role in the notorious so-called Foča "rape camps".

On 27 February 2008, Dragan Zelenović was transferred to Belgium to serve his sentence. Credit was given for time spent in detention since 22 August 2005.

On 10 June 2010 the President of ICTY denied an application for pardon or commutation of sentence filed by Dragan Zelenovic’s defence.

The Foča "Rape Camps": A dark page read through the ICTY's jurisprudence
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