Bosnia PM to form war crimes commission

[JURIST] In a reversal of his position from only a day earlier, Bosnian Prime Minister Adnan Terzic [BBC profile] announced Thursday that he would form a commission to probe war crimes carried out in the current capital city of Sarajevo [official website] during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. Terzic, who has been pushing Bosnia toward greater integration with Europe, plans to balance the investigation by including both Serb and Muslim leaders who controlled areas of the city.

Thousands of Sarejevo's residents died as a result of the conflict [BBC backgrounder]. Though most were killed in the military bombardment, some were captured and killed by paramilitary forces [JURIST report]. VOA has more.



 

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