Bosnian Serb Woman Arrested for Suspected War Crimes

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina have arrested a Bosnian Serb woman suspected of committing brutal crimes against non-Serbs during the war in the Balkans in the 1990s.

Officials said Wednesday the woman was detained in the northern Bosnian town of Brcko.

Local media have identified her as Monika Ilic. She was a wartime girlfriend of Goran Jelisic, a commander of the notorious Luka prison camp in Brcko, where he became known as “Serb Adolf,” after Adolf Hitler.

The two allegedly committed crimes against imprisoned non-Serbs in Brcko around the start of the Balkans War that lasted from 1992 to 1995.

A United Nations war crimes tribunal sentenced Jelisic to 40 years in prison in 2001, but Ilic evaded capture for years.

Tens of thousands of people died during the Balkans conflict.