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14 March 2011

Anic: Dealing with “Technical Details”

BIRN BiH Sarajevo

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina has asked the State Court to order a one-month extension of custody for Miroslav Anic, who is suspected of war crimes committed in the Vares and Kiseljak area.

State Prosecutor Slavica Terzic said that the extension of custody was necessary because the suspect might influence witnesses and accomplices if released to liberty.

“The Prosecution has asked for an extension of custody of one month because we think we are very close to reaching an agreement in this case. We expect to be able to file the proposed agreement with the Court in a couple of days,” Terzic said.

Anic's Defence did not object to the custody extension motion. It confirmed that an agreement had been reached with the Prosecution, adding that they were dealing with some “technical details”.

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina will render its decision concerning the custody extension motion at a later stage.

Miroslav Anic, former member of the Maturice Special Purposes Squad with the Croatian Defence Council, HVO, is suspected of having committed war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war in Kiseljak and Vares municipalities.

At a hearing held on November 3, 2010, the Prosecution said that Anic had already admitted guilt for having participated in crimes committed in Stupni Do village, Vares municipality, and Kiseljak.

Anic surrendered to the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina on November 1, 2010, after arriving from Croatia. He has been held in custody since then.


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