Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Following a main trial, on 24 April 2012 the Trial Panel of the Section I for War Crimes of the Court of BiH pronounced a Trial Verdict finding the accused Željko Ivanović guilty of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity in violation of Article 172(1)(a) as read with Article 29 of the Criminal Code of BiH (CC of BiH). Due to the commission of this crime the Trial Panel sentenced the accused Ivanović to imprisonment for a term of 13 years.
The accused Ivanović has been found guilty because between 10 and 19 July 1995 when VRS (Serb Army) and MUP RS (Interior Ministry of Republika Srpska) undertook a widespread and systematic attack against Bosniak civilians in the UN Safe Area in Srebrenica, as a special-force police officer, a member of the RS MUP Special Police Brigade, 2nd Šekovići Detachment, 3rd Skelani Platoon, together with members of the SBP 2nd Šekovići Detachment and VRS and RS MUP members he secured the Bratunac-Konjević Polje road Sandići stretch and kept it serviceable for a smooth passage of buses and trucks carrying Bosniak civilians, and participated in capturing of a large number of Bosniak men from the column, a few hundred of them, who tried to cross to the R BiH Army-controlled territory through the woods uphill from the Bratunac-Konjević Polje road and who were shot at from the road from a Praga, tanks and infantry weapons.
In the afternoon of 13 July 1995 the Accused Ivanović participated in escorting of a column of several hundred captured Bosniak men to the Kravica Farming Cooperative warehouse whom they detained in the Farming Cooperative warehouse together with the captured Bosniak men transported on buses to the warehouse.
On the same day in the afternoon following the detaining of a several hundred prisoners in the warehouse, the Accused stood in a semicircle formed by the 2nd Detachment members in front of the warehouse from which fire was opened at the prisoners; the accused Ivanović together with three other members of the 2nd Detachment, left the semicircle and went behind the warehouse building armed with an automatic rifle, in order to prevent, the prisoners from escaping through the warehouse back windows which were the only way out for prisoners to escape while concurrently the other members of the 2nd Detachment shooting from light machineguns, automatic rifles and throwing hand-grenades at the warehouse front, in early evening hours killed most of the detained Bosniak men.