Bosnian police have detained a Serb ex-policeman, accused of participating within the killing of 51 civilians within the 1990s Balkans conflict.

The suspect is accused of involvement within the killing of 44 Bosniak and Croat civilians, who had been held prisoner on the Omarska camp in northwestern Bosnia.

The 50-year-old man additionally faces costs for the homicide of seven Bosniak civilians, who had been intercepted and killed on their option to the western city of Bihac.

The suspect was recognized and arrested on Tuesday morning in Donji Dubovik, in keeping with a statement from the prosecutor’s workplace.

Prosecutors say the suspect was a member of the Serb-run reserve police power within the city of Bosanska Krupa in July 1992.

Forty-four civilians, who had been illegally detained within the camp, had been taken for an alleged trade, solely to be shot lifeless on the Lisac pit website.

The stays of the victims had been discovered and exhumed from the pit in 2000 once they had been additionally recognized.

The suspect is below investigation for conflict crimes towards civilians for all 51 deaths.

One other particular person in neighbouring Serbia was additionally detained a questioned as a part of the investigation, by way of worldwide authorized help.

Omarska was one in every of 4 Serb-run detention camps within the north of the nation, the place 7,000 Bosniaks and Croats had been held and tortured, as a part of the Bosnian Serb operation to “ethnically cleanse” the area.

A number of thousand individuals are nonetheless lacking after the conflict.


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