Four former Bosnian Army servicemen were detained for allegedly abusing Serb prisoners being transported from the northern towns of Bihac and Cazin in 1995.
Bosnia’s State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested Muhamed Anadolac, Abid Ljubijankic, Sabahudin Hafuric and Husein Begic, all former members of the Fifth Corps of the Bosnian Army, on Tuesday.
“They are suspected of abusing 26 Bosnian Serb prisoners during their transport from Bihac and Cazin to the Izacic border crossing [with Croatia],” the Bosnian prosecutor’s office said.
The suspects will be interrogated and then the state prosecutor will file a custody motion.
The Bosnian prosecutor’s office said the four men are under investigation for te alleged abuses alongside another suspect, Safet Kovacevic, who was arrested in October last year and has been in custody since then.
During the 1990s conflict, the Bihac region was under the control of Bosniak-Croat forces, and Bosnian Serb prisoners were detained in Bihac, Cazin and another northern town, Bosanski Petrovac. Many were abused and some are still missing.