Bosnian Authorities Demolish Serbian Orthodox Church Built on Orlovic Family Property

Pic- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty YouTube

Pic- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty YouTube

OCP News Service – 8/6/21

Sarajevo – Bosnian, Herzegovinian– The Bosnian authorities demolished a Serbian Orthodox church that was built on land owned by a Bosniak woman named Fata Orlovic in the village of Konjevic Polje. The building was removed a star a 20-year legal battle. The Church building was considered illegal by the European Court of Human Rights.

The court ruled in favour of the Orlovic family in October 2019 stating that the church must be demolished and an amount of €31,000 should be paid to the family for the damage caused.

The church was built once the Orlovic’s were expelled from their village, during the 1992-95 Bosnian War.

OCP News Service