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One person arrested over War Crimes in BiH

Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) arrested on Monday one person suspected of war crimes during the country’s war.

Acting on the orders of BiH’s Prosecutor’s Office, SIPA members located and arrested the suspect in Zvornik, a city some 125 kilometers northeast of the capital Sarajevo.

“Dusan Spasojevic, 64, born in Zvornik, is charged with a criminal offense, namely a war crime against a civilian population,” BiH Prosecutor’s Office said on Monday in a statement.

“Being a member of the Territorial Defense of the Serbian Municipality of Zvornik, the suspect committed war crimes against the victim of Bosniak nationality in May 1992 in Jusici village,” it said.

On Monday, the suspect will be handed over to the acting prosecutor for examination before a decision is made on the case.

An ethnically rooted war that took place from 1992 to 1995 in BiH was fought between Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs, resulting in 100,000 people killed and over 2 million displaced worldwide. After years of bitter fighting, Western countries with backing by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) imposed a final ceasefire negotiated at Dayton, Ohio, U.S., in 1995, Xinhua reports.

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