The Bosnian authorities issued an arrest warrant for Serbian citizen Nenad Bubalo, a former military policeman who is accused of participating in the murders of at least five Bosniak civilians in 1992.
The Bosnian Justice Ministry issued a warrant on Monday for the arrest of Nenad Bubalo, the former deputy commander of the military police of the Bosnian Serb Army’s 15th Bihac Brigade, after he failed to appear for a plea hearing.
Bubalo, a Serbian citizen, was indicted for crimes against humanity in September 2017. He was charged with having participated in a widespread and systematic attack, and persecuted and murdered Bosniak civilians near Bihac in the north-west of the country in June and July 1992.
“He has been charged with having participated, in concert with other members of the Bosnian Serb Army’s military police, in taking at least five Bosniak civilians captured in the Ljutocka Valley area and detained at the IMT Tractor Service Ripac detention camp away from the detention camp and subsequently killing them in Hrgar, after which the victims’ bodies were thrown into a natural pit called Bezdan,” the prosecution said when announcing the indictment.
The prosecution also said that during an exhumation of a mass grave at the Bezdan pit in 1997, the remains of the captured Bosniak civilians were found among 83 bodies.