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June 8, 1997 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sarajevo police whom Secretary of State Madeleine Albright praised last weekend as "heroes" have been accused of abuse in numerous recent cases, international monitors say. Human rights officials have received about 45 complaints of jailhouse beatings by Sarajevo police in the last two months. Although apparently not directed against ethnic or religious minorities, the alleged beatings of detainees indicate a disturbing abuse of police power.
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June 8, 1997 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sarajevo police whom Secretary of State Madeleine Albright praised last weekend as "heroes" have been accused of abuse in numerous recent cases, international monitors say. Human rights officials have received about 45 complaints of jailhouse beatings by Sarajevo police in the last two months. Although apparently not directed against ethnic or religious minorities, the alleged beatings of detainees indicate a disturbing abuse of police power.
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