Saturday, December 15, 2007


VISEGRAD, Bosnia (December 15,2007) - Agents of the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA). have detained a former leader of the genocidal paramilitary formations of the Serbians living in Bosnia Momir Savic who is considered to have committed crimes against humanity in in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad,during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

The Bosnian authorities said they picked up Serbian war criminal Momir Savic,55, in Visegrad.The Bosnian State Prosecutor issued a warrant for Savic's arrest on suspicion of war crimes against Bosnian civilians in the Visegrad area in 1992.

Serbian war criminal Momir Savic was handed over to the Bosnian State Prosecutor, which will examine him and decide on the filing of a custody motion with the Bosnian State Court.

Representatives of the Bosnian association of genocide victims from Visegrad said that, during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia,Serbian war criminal Momir Savic acted in cooperation with Serbian war criminal Milan Lukic, who is in The Hague, waiting for his trial to commence.

During the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia, Serbian war criminal Milan Lukic was commander of the "Beli orlovi" ("White Eagles") paramilitary group. The genocidal Serbian paramilitary group is associated with a number of crimes committed against Bosnian civilians in Visegrad municipality.

He is charged, inter alia, with having committed, together with other members of the genocidal Serbian aggressor's formations, a number of murders, pillage and rape.

According to available information, Serbian war criminal Momir Savic was leader of the "Garavi sokak" ("Sooty Alley") paramilitary group, which allegedly functioned in cooperation with Lukic's group.

Serbian war criminal Momir Savic is associated with the same crimes. His name is mentioned in the reports made by UN human rights reporters. Witnesses spoke about him at the trial of Serbian war criminal Mitar Vasiljevic, who was sentenced by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague to 15 years' imprisonment.

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