Bosnian Croat Officers Accused of Violent Interrogations


A former prison camp inmate told a Croatian court that he believed Bosnian Croat officials Marinko Maric and Zeljko Rodin, accused of war crimes against Bosniak prisoners in 1993, violently interrogated detainees.

Witness Mehmed Dizdar told the trial of former Bosnian Croat soldiers Marinko Maric and Zeljko Rodin at the county court in the Croatian city of Split on Friday that he believed the defendants used violence while interrogating detainees during the Bosnian war in 1993.

Maric and Rodin are former members of the Bosnian Croat armed forces, the Croatian Defence Council, HVO, serving in the Knez (Duke) Domagoj unit. They also worked as agents of the Croatian Security-Information Service, SIS, in the HVO-run Gabela, Silos and Dretelj prison camps in the western Herzegovina area of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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