Eight persons, who are suspected of participating in crimes against civilians and prisoners of war in detention camps and detention buildings in the Tarcin area, were arrested, as per a warrant issued by the State Prosecution.
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After being arrested, Mustafa Djelilovic, Fadil Covic, Mirsad Sabic, Nezir Kazic, Becir Hujic, Halid Covic, Serif Mesanovic and Nermin Kalember, known as Buba, were handed over to a competent State prosecutor, who will examine them and decide whether to file a custody order motion or not.
Mustafa Djelilovic, former President of the Municipal Assembly in Hadzici and President of the Crisis Committee and then also the wartime Presidency of Hadzici municipality, is suspected of having participated in crimes against Croat and Serb civilians.
Fadil Covic, former Chief of the Public Safety Station in Hadzici, Mirsad Sabic, former active policeman with the Public Safety Station in Hadzici, Nezir Kazic, former Commander of the Ninth Mountain Brigade with the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are suspected of participating in those same crimes.
Becir Hujic, former Manager of “Silos” detention camp, Halid Covic and Serif Mesanovic, former Deputy Managers of the detention camp, and Nermin Kalember, former guard in that detention camp, are suspected of war crimes against the civilian population and prisoners of war.
The eight men are suspected of committing crimes against Serbs and Croats, who were unlawfully held in the “Silos” detention camp in Tarcin, as well as detention facilities in the “9. maj” school building in Pazaric and detention camp in “Krupa” military barracks warehouse.
The State Prosecution alleges that many civilians and prisoners of war were unlawfully detained in those building, where they were subjected to inhumane treatment, torture, intentional causing of severe bodily and mental pain and suffering, while also being deprived of the right to a fair trial and forced to perform hard labour.
“The mentioned actions led to the death of several people,” the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina says.
In addition to the arrests, as per a warrant issued by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the search of seven locations was conducted with the aim of finding documents and evidence material related to this investigation.