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Damir Dosen Detained By Sfor In Bosnia And Herzegovina.

Press Release

(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)

The Hague, 25, October 1999

Damir Dosen detained by SFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia confirms the detention on Monday 25 October 1999 by SFOR of Damir Dosen, charged with seven counts of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war.

Dosen is charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility and superior criminal responsibility for his alleged role as a shift commander at the Keraterm detention camp in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina between May and August 1992.

The indictment alleges that, "Interrogations were conducted on a daily basis at the Keraterm camp…Severe beatings, torture, killings, sexual assault, and other forms of physical and psychological abuse were commonplace at Keraterm camp. The camp guards and others who came to the camps used all types of weapons and instruments to beat and otherwise physically abuse the detainees…At a minimum, hundreds of detainees, whose identities are known and unknown, did not survive."

A time and date for Dosen’s initial appearance, at which he will enter a plea to the charges against him, will be set in due course.


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