Deronjić, Miroslav

Miroslav DeronjicMiroslav Deronjić was President of the Bratunac Municipal Board of the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from 1990 to 1992. Between April 1992 and June 1992 Deronjić was President of the crisis staff in the municipality of Bratunac, a town located in eastern BiH. Acting in this capacity, on 8 May 1992, Miroslav Deronjić gave orders to the Bratunac Territorial Defence (TO) to attack the undefended village of Glogova in eastern BiH. As a result of this attack, 65 Muslim civilians from the village were killed; homes, private property, and the mosque were destroyed, and a substantial part of Glogova was razed to the ground.

Miroslav Deronjić was charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility and of superior criminal responsibility with two counts of crimes against humanity (persecutions and murders) and four counts of violations of the laws and customs of war. Deronjić originally pleaded not guilty to all charges. As part of a deal with the Prosecution, he later pleaded guilty to one of the charges (persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds). On 30 March 2004, the Trial Chamber sentenced Deronjić to 10 years' imprisonment. The Appeals Chamber subsequently confirmed the judgement.

Miroslav Deronjić was serving his sentence in Sweden when he died in May 2007.

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