Four Muslims arrested for war crimes in Bosnia
SARAJEVO, February 13 - RAPSI, Yulia Petrovskaya. The State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) on Tuesday arrested four Bosnian Muslims in the town of Bihac, in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina, on suspicion of committing crimes against prisoners of war during the 1992-1995 conflict, the RTRS channel reported, citing the police.
The arrested individuals served in the Fifth Corps of the Muslim-led Bosnian Army during the conflict, and are suspected of torturing, beating and humiliating 26 Serbian prisoners while they were being transferred from Bihac to Cazin in March 1995.
Bosnia and Herzegovina announced its secession from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, after which war broke out between Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks), Serbs and Croatians. Experts estimate that out of a population of over 4 million, around 100,000 people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, mostly Muslims, died as a result of the war, which lasted until 1995.
Hundreds of people, the majority of them Bosnian Serbs, were subsequently tried for war crimes.