BiH sentences former Serb military police member

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

The Court of BiH on Tuesday (June 30th) sentenced a former member of the Serb military police to seven and a half years in prison for murdering and torturing non-Serb civilians during the 1992-1995 conflict. Earlier, defendant Rade Veselinovic pleaded guilty to murdering one civilian in the Sarajevo suburb of Hadzic in June 1992, the court said in a statement. Veselinovic was involved in the illegal detention of non-Serb civilians in Hadzic and neighbouring settlements, before they were formally arrested, then beaten and tortured, the statement added.

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