Interpol issued a ‘red notice’ for the arrest of Esed Abdagic, a former soldier who is charged with killing a prisoner of war in 1993 and is now believed to live in the United States.
Interpol has called for the arrest of former Bosnian Army soldier Esed Abdagic, who is charged with killing a Bosnian Serb prisoner of war in Bihac in 1993, after a request from a court in the north-western Bosnian town.
“The Cantonal Court in Bihac has issued an order for the forced apprehension of Esed Abdagic because he is not available to the Bosnian prosecutorial authorities,” the court confirmed.
In July this year, the Bihac Cantonal Court confirmed the indictment of Abdagic, a wartime member of the Bosnian Army’s Fifth Corps, charging him with war crimes against prisoners of war.
Abdagic was charged in his capacity as a prison guard at the District Prison in Bihac with having repeatedly hit a prisoner of war who was a member of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Second Krajina Corps in December 1993.
The prisoner died a short time afterwards as a result of the injuries he sustained.
According to the Una-Sana Cantonal Prosecution, Abdagic now lives in the US state of Iowa.