Stanković, Radovan

Radovan StankovicRadovan Stanković was a member of the Miljevina battalion (within the Foča tactical brigade). Between August and October 1992, Stanković participated in the widespread and systematic attack by the Army of the Serb Republic of BiH against the non-Serb civilian population of the Foča municipality. During this period, Stanković and others established a detention centre for women, most of them underage, in “Karamanova kuća” (Karaman’s House) known by soldiers as “the brothel”.

Radovan Stanković was originally indicted together with Dragan Zelenović, Dragan Gagović, Gojko Janković, Janko Janjić, Radomir Kovac, Zoran Vuković, and Dragoljub Kunarac before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The case against Stanković was referred to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 September 2005. Stanković’s case was the first to be referred to the court in Sarajevo by the ICTY under the Tribunal’s completion strategy.

On 14 November 2006, the Trial Panel of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina found Radovan Stanković guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to 16 years' imprisonment.  On 28 March 2007, the Appellate Panel of the Court handed down the final verdict in the case of Radovan Stanković, increasing his sentence to 20 years’ imprisonment.

On 25 May 2007, Stanković escaped from the Foča prison where he was serving his sentence. There is currently an Interpol warrant out for his arrest. 

DomCLIC Project: Stanković case before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina 

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