Goran Saric arrested in Bosnia for war crimes

Bosnian police today detained a Bosnian Serb ex-police commander suspected of having ordered the murder of 10 Muslim civilians at the start of the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevo, prosecutors said.

Goran Saric (47), was arrested in the northeastern town of Bijeljina, prosecutors’ office spokesman Boris Grubesic said.

About 11,000 people were killed in the 43-month siege of Sarajevo by separatist Bosnian Serbs, and more than 100,000 in total during the country’s war following its secession from Serbian-led federal Yugoslavia.

Saric, who was the police commander in the Serb-held part of the capital Sarajevo in June 1992, has been investigated by Bosnian state prosecutors and charged with war crimes.

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