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Banović (IT-02-65/1) “Omarska and Keraterm Camps”

Trial Judgment: 28 October 2003

Predrag Banović, a guard at the Keraterm camp, stood trial for allegedly having planned, instigated, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted in the planning, preparation or execution of the persecution, torture, murder, and cruel treatment of Bosnian Muslims and other non-Serbs in the Keraterm camp outside of Prijedor. The prosecution accused him, on the basis of individual criminal responsibility, of crimes against humanity for persecutions, inhumane acts, and torture, and violations of the laws or customs of war for murder and cruel treatment. In 2003, the Trial Chamber accepted his guilty plea for crimes against humanity on the basis of persecution. The Trial Chamber sentenced him to eight years’ imprisonment.