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Bosnia Arrests Former Policemen On New War Crimes Charges

By RFE/RL's Balkan Service

A former Bosnian Serb policeman convicted of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 war has been arrested on new charges.

Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina on February 15 detained Darko Mrdja along with two other former members of his police unit, Radenko Marinovic and Milan Gavrilovic.

Prosecutors accuse the three of murdering at least 10 people, all non-Serbs, who were being transferred to detention camps in the northwestern town of Prijedor in 1992.

In 2004, Mrdja was sentenced to 17 years in prison by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague after pleading guilty to taking part in the mass execution of some 200 Muslim and Croatian civilians whose bodies were thrown off a cliff.

Mrdja, now 48, was released in 2013 after serving more than two-thirds of his sentence.

He then returned to Bosnia.

With reporting by AFP

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