Momčilo Krajišnik

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Momčilo Krajišnik
Момчило Крајишник
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Krajišnik in 1996
4th Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
5 October 1996 – 13 October 1998
Prime MinisterHasan Muratović
Preceded byTatjana Ljujić-Mijatović
Succeeded byŽivko Radišić
1st Speaker of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska
In office
24 October 1991 – 19 October 1996
PresidentRadovan Karadžić
Biljana Plavšić
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byDragan Kalinić
Member of the Presidency of Republika Srpska
In office
2 June 1992 – 17 December 1992
Prime MinisterBranko Đerić
13th Speaker of the People's Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
20 December 1990 – 25 January 1992
PresidentAlija Izetbegović
Prime MinisterJure Pelivan
Preceded byZlatan Karavdić
Succeeded byMariofil Ljubić
Personal details
Born(1945-01-20)20 January 1945
Sarajevo, Independent State of Croatia
Died15 September 2020(2020-09-15) (aged 75)
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
CitizenshipBosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia
Political partySerb Democratic Party
ResidencePale, Istočno Sarajevo, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo

Momčilo Krajišnik (Serbian Cyrillic: Момчило Крајишник; 20 January 1945 – 15 September 2020) was a Bosnian Serb politician.

Along with Radovan Karadžić, he co-founded the Bosnian Serb nationalist Serb Democratic Party (SDS).[1]

Between 1990 and 1992, he was speaker of the People's Assembly of Republika Srpska. Between June and December 1992, he was member of the expanded Presidency of Republika Srpska.

After the Bosnian War, he was elected Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the September 1996.

In 2006, Krajišnik was found guilty of committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian War (1992–95) by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment.[2] H

Krajišnik was hospitalized in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska with COVID-19.[3] He died on 15 September 2020 from the infection, aged 75.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bosnia Serb jailed for war crimes". BBC News. 27 September 2006.
  2. "Prosecutor v. Momcilo Krajisnik judgement" (PDF). International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  3. I.P. (29 August 2020). "Ratni zločinac Momčilo Krajišnik zbog koronavirusa u bolnici" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  4. Momčilo Krajišnik preminuo od posledica koronavirusa (in Serbian)