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Belgrade court extends detention for former BiH official suspected of war crimes

October 11, 2021

The Higher Court in Belgrade extended detention for Bosnia's former high-ranking official Edin Vranj, who was arrested on war crime charges a month ago as he crossed the Serbian border, his attorney Jesenka Residovic told N1.

She said that the Prosecutor's Office for the War Crimes filed the request for extending the detention Monday morning and his representative in Serbia Boris Zorko was not informed about it so he did not declare on the request.

Residovic assessed this as the restriction on the freedom and announced an appeal.

Vranj was arrested on September 12 after he crossed the Serbian border on the Uvac border crossing on the charges of alleged war crimes committed in Gorazde, the eastern Bosnia, during 1993 and 1994.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia, Vranj is suspected of participating in the harassment and beatings of Serb war prisoners who were members of then army of Republika Srpska, the Serb-majority entity in BiH, between January 1993 and October 1994.

He is former high-ranking official of the Police Administration of Bosnia's Federation (FBiH) entity.

Source:  https://ba.n1info.com/english/news/belgrade-court-extends-detention-for-former-bih-official-suspected-of-war-crimes/

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