Bosnia: Police Arrest Suspected Muslim War Criminal

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.

  • UCSPanther

    As it turned out, all the sides were engaging in brutality, not just the Serbs. Ratko Mladic, who gained most of his infamy at the Siege of Sarajevo was ultimately but one part of that hideous mess.

    Interestingly enough, Slobodan Milosevic was posthumously acquitted of most war crimes charges, other than “not doing enough to prevent them from his position”…

    • We still bombed the wrong side.

      • UCSPanther

        And other European countries may very well produce their own versions of Ratko Mladic in the coming decades. It would be very ironic if “uber-tolerant” Sweden ended up producing its own version…