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Bosnia arrests over war crimes against Serbs

Bosnia has arrested a police commissioner, a lawyer and a third man, all Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims)suspected of having committed war crimes against Bosnian Serb civilians during the war in the early nineties.

The Sarajevo-based lawyer Ibro Merkez and Gorazde police commissioner Esef Huric were arrested on Tuesday on suspcion of having illegally imprisoned more than 100 Serbs from the eastern town of Gorazde at the local police station.

The Serb civilians were held for several months in inhumane conditions, causing two deaths, a statement from the state prosecutor said.

After the arrests Serbs permanently left Gorazde.

In a separate case, police arrested Ahmet Sejdic under suspicion of illegal imprisonment, expulsion, torture and inhumane treatment of dozens of Serb civilians and prisoners of war, AP reported.