Bosnian Serb minister Momcilo Mandic, who is already standing trial for abuse of office and organized crime, was given the additional charge of war crimes on Monday. According to the report, Mandic led an attack by Serbian Police on a training camp in Sarajevo in April 1992.
“The indictment further alleges that the accused, having the duties of justice minister … was exclusively responsible for the functioning of the correctional facilities in the Serb Republic between May and December 1992,” the court said in a statement.
The prisons, two near the Bosnian capital and one in the eastern town of Foca, were allegedly run as detention camps where many non-Serbs were illegally imprisoned, it added.
Mandic served as deputy interior ministry and justice minister under Radovan Karadzic who is currently a war crimes fugitive.