Wednesday, December 12, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 11,2007) - An investigation conducted by the Bosnian State Prosecutor has led to two more members of the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) being suspended.

The executive director of the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency, Sead Lisak, has suspended two more officials who are under investigation for war crimes.

According to an official announcement issued by SIPA, the suspended policemen's initials are S.D. and S.S. The Bosnian State Prosecutor suspects they committed crimes against humanity and is conducting an investigation into their activities.

After SIPA's first instance disciplinary commission had opened proceedings against the two officials, a decision was made to suspend them. The decision took effect on "December 11 and it will be in force until the end of the investigation or criminal proceeding".

On Friday, December 7,a Bosnian citizen of Serbian origin,Milenko Tepavcevic, Chief of Section for Security of Persons and Property, was suspended due to an investigation opened by the Bosnian State Prosecutor, which considers that he committed war crime against the Bosnian civilians during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

Tepavcevic is suspected of having participated in the murder of 42 Bosnian civilians in April 1992. Their bodies were discovered in a mass grave in 2007.

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