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Ex-Leader of Bosnia Camp Pleads Innocent

THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / THE HAGUE

July 08, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The former commandant of the Omarska prison camp in Bosnia-Herzegovina pleaded innocent at a U.N. court in The Hague to five counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bosnian Serb Zeljko Mejakic, 38, is accused of murder, torture and inhumane acts at the Omarska camp holding Bosnian Muslims and Croats in the summer of 1992.

Omarska was one of three camps in the Prijedor region of northern Bosnia that prosecutors say were part of a plan to "ethnically cleanse" the area of non-Serbs.

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