Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN dismisses three police linked to past war crimes
The Commissioner of the United Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina has dismissed three Bosnian Serb police officers who were linked to atrocities against non-Serbs in the town of Foca during the Bosnian war, the UN announced today.
Commissioner Vincent Coeurderoy decided that officers could no longer participate in any aspect of police work - either now or in the future - anywhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the UN Mission in the country, which goes by the acronym UNMIBH.
All three - Brane Cosovic, Miodrag Koprivica, and Zoran Vladicic - had served with the Foca Police Service, UNMIBH said.
Their dismissals are the latest in a series of firings by the International Police Task Force of officers linked to wartime abuses in Bosnia.