35 Muslims secretly indicted for war crimes

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia, Sep 12, 2000 -- (AFP) The independent Bosnian Serb magazine Reporter published Monday a list of 35 Muslims believed secretly indicted for war crimes committed against Serbs in the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

The report said the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) had been recently conucting investigations into "crimes committed against Serbs in camps Silos in Tarcin, Krupa, Igman and Hrasnica near Sarajevo."

Quoting a "high security official," the report said "the highest ranking Bosniac (Muslim) officials" had been the subject of the probe.

The report added that current chairman of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, Alija Izetbegovic, had been also investigated, but said he was unlikely to have been indicted.

But it said the president of Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Muslim-Croat half of Bosnia, Ejup Ganic, had been secretly indicted.

Reporter's list also included former commanders of Muslim army general staff Rasim Delic and Sefer Halilovic, and former commander of 1st Corps Vahid Karavelic.

Last week Reporter published a list of 61 Serbs it said were likely to have been secretly indicted by ICTY for war crimes. Bosnian Serb ministry of defense confirmed later that the list had been leaked from the ministry.

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