Interpol Warrants Issued for Two Bosnian Serb War Convicts

18. December 2019.16:23

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International ‘red notices’ have been issued for the arrests of ex-fighters Darko Mrdja and Dragan Marjanovic, who have both fled Bosnia and Herzegovina after being convicted of wartime crimes.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is seeking the arrests of Bosnian Serb ex-policeman Darko Mrdja and ex-military policeman Dragan Marjanovic, who both absconded after second-instance verdicts convicted them of wartime crimes.

‘Red notices’ calling on countries worldwide to assist in detaining them have been posted on Interpol’s website.

Mrdja and Marjanovic did not appear for sentencing hearings and their lawyers said that they had not been in contact with them for several months.

Mrdja, a former member of an intervention squad at the police Public Security Station in Prijedor, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in November 2018.

He was convicted of killing two civilians and abusing Bosniak prisoners in the Prijedor area in 1992.

Marjanovic, a former commander of a platoon of the Bosnian Serb Army Teslic Brigade’s military police, was sentenced to 17 years in prison in July 2018, although the sentence was later reduced to 14 years on appeal.

He was convicted of involvement in the killings of 28 Bosniak civilians on Mount Borje near Teslic in 1992.

Albina Sorguč

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