Prosecutor v. Simić, Milan

Citation: IT-95-9/2

Link to the full case: http://www.icty.org/case/milan_simic/4

Trial Judgment: 17 October 2002


Milan Simić was a member of the Bosnian Serb Crisis Staff and president of the municipal assembly of Bosanski Šamac. He was tried for allegedly acting in concert with others, and for having planned, instigated, ordered, committed, or otherwise aided and abetted the planning, preparation, or execution of the crimes of persecution, torture, inhumane acts, and cruel treatment of non-Serbs detained in the Bosanski Šamac primary school.


He was charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity for persecution, inhumane acts, and torture, and for violations of the laws or customs of war for cruel treatment. In 2002, the Trial Chamber accepted Simić’s guilty plea of two counts of torture as a crime against humanity. The Trial Chamber sentenced Simić to five years’ imprisonment.


Summary based on notes from the IJRC.