Relatives of 46 people who disappeared in the Hadzici area after being detained by Bosnian Serb forces during the war in 1992 rallied outside the state prosecutor’s office, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The State Investigation and Protection Agency, SIPA, arrested nine persons due to existence of a grounded suspicion that they committed crimes against humanity against Bosniak and Croat victims in the Bosanski Novi area.
Sarajevo will install a memorial to the mostly Serb victims killed in 1992 and 1993 at Kazani in the hills above the city on the orders of a Bosniak commander of a Bosnian Army brigade, but without naming the perpetrators.
The defence lawyer for Vukasin Draskovic said he was not guilty of involvement in Bosnian Serb forces’ attack on a column of fleeing Bosniaks, which led to the killings of at least 67 civilians in July 1992.
In the summer of 1992, the bodies of 114 Bosniak and Croat civilians were found in two mass graves at a municipal dump and a cemetery in the town of Mostar, but decades on, no one has been prosecuted for their murders.