Obrenović, Dragan

Dragan ObrenovicDragan Obrenović was Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Zvornik Brigade in the Bosnian Serb Army. As acting commander he knew that members of the Brigade participated in mass executions and burials of Bosnian Muslim men from 13 to 16 July 1995. Obrenović was initially charged with complicity in genocide, extermination, murder and persecutions by the ICTY for his role in the mistreatment and murder of thousands of Bosnian Muslims after the takeover of Srebrenica in July 1995. Obrenović pleaded guilty to the count of persecutions as a crime against humanity and the Prosecution subsequently withdrew the remaining counts.

Noting Obrenović’s “unqualified acceptance of his responsibility and guilt” – as well as his substantial cooperation with the Prosecution – as a mitigating circumstance, the Trial Chamber sentenced the accused to 17 years’ imprisonment.

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