BiH: Ex-Commander Held for War Crimes Against Serbians


BELGRADE – Former commander Sakib Mahmuljin was arrested on Tuesday in Sarajevo on charges of committing war crimes, local police said.


“The detainee is accused on three counts: war crimes against prisoners of war, war crimes against the wounded and sick, war crimes against the civilian population,” a statement by Bosnia and Herzegovina law enforcement reads.

Sakib Mahmulin was the commander of the 3rd Corps of the Bosnian army in 1995, when Bosnian mujahideen killed 50 Serbian prisoners of the Bosnian War.

According to the prosecution, Mahmulin knew about the plans by the Muslim militants to kill the prisoners, but failed to hand them over to the military police or prevent their murder.

On November 21, 1995, a three-year civil war in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina ended between the Serbians, the autonomous Bosnian Muslims and the Croats, after a ceasefire agreement was reached. The war claimed the lives of over 100,000 people, and forced more than two million people from their homes.


  1. About time it was realized there were two sides to every story! The past is one sided its not even worth getting into anymore. The line of truth has been exposed and only recently is the world looking past the propaganda against Serbia. Times are changing and just maybe certain westerners may stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity? Interesting.

    • You can’t say the world is looking past the propaganda, as this article/report is only LOCAL. It does not reach the masses – it doesn’t get front page and hyped headlines like the propaganda against the Serbs did. And that includes a lot of complete lies – such as Serbs being blamed for killing people who were in fact alive and well. Journalists got Pulitzer’s and awards for writing lying stories about Serbs. Some stories were completely fabricated. That was the spirit of journalism in the 1990’s.

      And this guy is just a drop in the bucket of the numbers of Muslims and Croatians who committed severe abuse upon Serbs.