Bosnia asks Serbia to take over war crime case against Visnja Acimovic

NEWS 09.11.2020 13:00

Bosnia’s State Court has submitted a request asking Serbia’s Justice Ministry to take over the case of Visnja Acimovic, who is the subject of an Interpol warrant as she is suspected of involvement in the murder of 37 Bosniak men in the eastern town of Vlasenica, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN BiH) reported.

The state court said it submitted the request because all the conditions prescribed in the provision of the Agreement between Bosnia and Serbia on legal assistance in civil and criminal matters have been met.


However, is said it has not received a response so far.

The indictment against Acimovic, who has Serbian and Bosnian citizenship, was confirmed in February 2017 and later an Interpol warrant was issued for her arrest.

According to prosecutors, Acimovic was alongside several members of the Army of Republika Srpska involved in the killing of 37 Bosniak men who were taken to the area of Mracni dol from a prison in Vlasenica.

Acimovic was allegedly one of those who shot at the victims.

The bodies of the victims were found in 2000 at the site where they were killed.