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15 December 2015

Bosnia Arrests Serb Policeman Over Srebrenica Crimes

Amer Jahic BIRN BiH Sarajevo
Former Bosnian Serb policeman Milan Bogdanovic was arrested on suspicion that he was involved in crimes against humanity in the Srebrenica area in the summer of 1995.
Bogdanovic, the former commander of the police station Skelani and the Sixth unit of the Bosnian Serb Special police forces, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion that he coordinated and commanded police forces that captured Bosniak men from Srebrenica in July 1995.

The Bosnian prosecution said that some of the Bosniak prisoners were then taken to a football ground in Nova Kasaba, while other were taken to the headquarters of the Sixth Unit of the Bosnian Serb special police forces in Skelani, where they were questioned and tortured.

Some 500 Bosniak prisoners were then handed over to the Bosnian Serb Army and killed in different locations, according to the prosecution.

Members of the Sixth Unit of the Bosnian Serb special police forces also took 16 prisoners to Kuslat where all but one of them were killed, the prosecution said.

Bogdanovic is suspected of taking part in the illegal detention of five Srebrenica prisoners who were then held by Skelani police officers in inhumane conditions for three months and forced to work, after which all three of them disappeared in unknown circumstances.

He is also suspected of taking part in the disappearance of two Bosniak civilians who policemen from Skelani took from other police officers in Bajina Basta, and whose remains were found in a mass grave in Glogova after the war.

The prosecution will question Bogdanovic before deciding whether to file a custody motion.

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