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Bosnia-Herzegovina: Bosnian Serb Indicted For War Crimes Surrenders In Serbia

Belgrade, 30 June 2003 (RFE/RL) -- Media reports say a Bosnian Serb indicted by the United Nations tribunal for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia surrendered today to Serbian police. The Belgrade-based B92 radio station reports that Zeljko Meakic, a commander of the Omarska concentration camp during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, gave himself up. Western news agencies quote unnamed Serbian police sources as confirming Meakic's surrender.

Meakic is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. According to his indictment, he was "in a position of superior authority" at the Omarska concentration camp in 1992 when more than 3,000 Bosnian Muslims and Croats from Prijedor were confined there.

The indictment says many of the camp's inmates were killed, raped, beaten, or otherwise mistreated.