|The Bosnian state court. Photo: BIRN.|
The Bosnian state court ordered Slobodan Knezevic into custody on Friday after he was extradited from Montenegro, arguing that he might try to abscond or interfere with the proceedings by influencing witnesses and accomplices.
The prosecution suspects Knezevic of having participated in the arrest of around 120 Bosniak civilians in Miska Glava in the Prijedor municipality in July 1992. The civilians were allegedly held in detention before being shot.
Knezevic is suspected of having shot dead one captured civilian before the mass killing of the detainees.
Nine other suspects have been charged with committing a crime against the captives in Miska Glava.
The Bosnian prosecution charged Slobodan Taranjac, Milodrag Glusac, Ranko Babic, Ranko Dosenovic and Rade Zekanovic with ordering or failing to stop or punish the detention of civilians who were held in inhumane conditions in the Miska Glava culture house and tortured.
Zdravko Panic, Trivo Vukic, Milan Vukic and Marinko Prastalo were also charged with killing 11 men. Taranjac, Glusac, Babic and Dosenovic were charged with hiding this crime.
Taranjac was charged in his capacity as president of the Crisis Committee in the nearby town of Ljubija and head of the local civil authorities, Glusac as deputy commander of the Sixth Ljubija Battalion of the Bosnian Serb Army’s 43rd Brigade, Babic as first operative officer of the Sixth Ljubija Battalion, and Dosenovic as the battalion’s assistant commander for security.
The others are charged as members of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Miskoglavska Company and the military and civil police.