News 16 Dec 14

Bosnia Arrests Ten Wartime Serb Security Officials

The former Bosnian Serb police and military officials are accused of the mass persecution of Bosniaks in July 1992, when 67 civilians from a village in the Zvornik municipality were killed.

Justice Report
BIRN
Sarajevo

The State Investigation and Protection Agency detained the ten men in a series of raids on Tuesday on suspicion of planning, supervising and conducting the persecution of a total of around 120 Bosniaks from the village of Lokanj near the eastern town of Zvornik on July 14, 1992.

The prosecution said the suspects were all senior police and military officials during the war. It named them as Goran Maksimovic, Ljiljan Mitrovic, Radivoje Djordjic, Slavko Peric, Mile Vujovic, Vukasin Draskovic, Gojko Stevanovic, Cvjetko Popadic, Rajo Lazarevic and Mico Manojlovic.

“They carried out the persecution of about 120 civilians, including children and women. After having persecuted them, they took columns of victims to various places and detention locations, where the victims were tortured and abused in various ways,” the prosecution said in a statement.

“On several occasions they separated people into groups and carried out mass shootings. More than 67 victims were killed,” it said.

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