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Bosnia arrests police official, lawyer and third person suspected of war crimes against Serbs


SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian authorities have arrested a police commissioner, a lawyer and a third Muslim Bosnian suspected of having committed crimes against Bosnian Serb civilians during the 1992-95 war.

Sarajevo lawyer Ibro Merkez and Gorazde police commissioner Esef Huric were arrested Tuesday morning suspected of having illegally imprisoned more than 100 Serbs from the eastern town of Gorazde at the local police station at the start of the war.

The civilians were held for several months in inhuman conditions, so bad that two of them died, a statement from the state prosecutor said.

As a consequence of the treatment, Serbs permanently left Gorazde.

In a separate case, police arrested Ahmet Sejdic under suspicion of illegal imprisonment, expulsion, torture and inhumane treatment of dozens of Serb civilians and prisoners of war.

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