Enver Hadžihasanović

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Enver Hadžihasanović
Born (1950-07-07) 7 July 1950 (age 64)
Zvornik, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Allegiance 1973–92  Yugoslavia
1992–95 Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Service/branch Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rank Major General
Commands held Commander of the 3rd Corps

Enver Hadžihasanović (born 7 July 1950) is a former general of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as chief of staff.

Military History[edit]

He graduated the military academy in Beograd in 1973. He then was transferred to the military stations in Tuzla and Sarajevo. As Captain first class he led the command in the military academy in Beograd. After that school closed, he was given the rank Major and commanded the battalion of the military police of the 7th Army in 1988. After a while he was given the command of the 49. motorized brigade. That brigade was later transformed into a mechanized brigade, at the end of 1989 he was the commander of that brigade. For that he was given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Military House Confinement[edit]

In the beginning of April 1992, Enver was sentenced to military house confinement in Sarajevo by the Yugoslav People's Army, after which he deserted the JNA.

Bosnian war[edit]

After Enver quit the JNA, he joined the Territorial Defence Force of the Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina (TO RBIH) of Bosnia. On 14 November 1992 Enver became the commander of the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBIH). He held that position until 1 November 1993 when he became the exchange chief of staff of the high command of the ARBIH.

After the war[edit]

From 1996 he was a member of the chief of staff of the Federation Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He retired in 2000.

War crimes[edit]

Enver Hadzihasanović was found guilty for failing to prevent the death of a prisoner of war and cruel treatment, on the basis of superior criminal responsibility and sentenced to five years in prison. He appealed against the first-instance judgment and was released provisionally in June 2007 pending the judgement of the Appeals Chamber.[1][2] On 22 April 2008 the Appeals Chamber reduced his sentence to 3½ years.

Military ranks[edit]

Yugoslav People's Army[edit]

Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]