Wartime Bosnian commander arrested for crimes by Islamic fighters
SARAJEVO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Bosnian police arrested a wartime Muslim army commander on Tuesday on charges of failing to prevent crimes committed by foreign Islamic fighters against captive Bosnian Serb soldiers during a 1992-1995 war.
The arrest of 63-year-old retiree Sakib Mahmuljin was carried out on orders of the state war crimes prosecutor, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
“The suspect is under investigation for acting in contravention of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions while serving as a commander of the 3rd Corps of the Army of BiH,” it said. Mahmuljin has denied the charges during earlier proceedings.