Bosnia Arrests Two More War Crimes Suspects

For the second day in a row, Bosnian police have arrested two men suspected of war crimes committed in the towns of Sekovici and Busovaca during the 1992-95 conflict.

Police officers from Bosnia’s State Investigation and Protection Agency detained the two men on Wednesday – a day after .

The first man, Blagoje Vlacic, a former military policemen with the Bosnian Serb Army, is suspected of killing three Bosniak civilians in May 1993 at the Lovac restaurant in Sekovici, which was used as a temporarily detention facility, and of abusing other prisoners.

The second man, who was identified only by the initials J.R., is suspected of crimes in Busovaca in 1993.

No other details about the suspects or their alleged crimes were immediately available.

Prosecutors will decide whether to ask that the men be remanded in custody after they interrogate them.

On Tuesday, Bosnian police officials arrested former Bosnian Serb soldier Novak Mitrovic, who is suspected of unlawfully imprisoning Bosniak and Croat civilians at a detention camp in the Zavidovici municipality from June to December 1992, and Redzo Salaj, a former Bosnian Army soldier suspected of crimes against Serb civilians and prisoners of war in Gornji Rahic in the Brcko municipality in 1992.

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