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SIPA Police arrests Several Persons suspected of War Crimes

Acting on the order of the prosecutor from the Special Department for War Crimes, SIPA police officers in the Banja Luka area located, identified and imprisoned several persons suspected of crimes against humanity.

The suspects are under investigation and are charged with committing the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172 of the BiH Criminal Code in the spring and summer of 1992 in the Donji Vakuf area as members of the police and the Vojska Republike Srpske (Army of Republika Srpska).

They are charged with participating in the illegal detention of about 150 victims, Bosniak and Croat civilians, over whom they committed torture, ill-treatment, beatings, inhumane treatment, infliction of bodily and mental injuries, resulting in the death of several people, and permanent and severe physical and mental injuries to a large number of detainees.

The suspects will be handed over to the acting prosecutor within the legal deadline, in compliance with the security measures due to the Covid 19 pandemic, who will examine them and then make a decision on further activities in the case.

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