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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 Minister Hasan Muratović
Preceded by Tatjana Ljujić-Mijatović
Succeeded by Živko Radišić
1st Speaker of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska
In office
24 October 1991 – 19 October 1996
President Radovan Karadžić
Biljana Plavšić
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Dragan Kalinić
Member of the Presidency of Republika Srpska
In office
2 June 1992 – 17 December 1992
Prime Minister Branko Đerić
13th Speaker of the People's Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
20 December 1990 – 25 January 1992
President Alija Izetbegović
Prime Minister Jure Pelivan
Preceded by Zlatan Karavdić
Succeeded by Mariofil Ljubić
Personal details
Born (1945-01-20)20 January 1945
Sarajevo, Independent State of Croatia
Died 15 September 2020(2020-09-15) (aged 75)
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Citizenship Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia
Political party Serb Democratic Party
Residence Pale, Istočno Sarajevo, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alma mater University 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).

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. H

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


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