APNewsBreak: Arrests made in decades-old cold case from Balkan wars that traumatized region

December 5, 2014 8:45 AM

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APNewsBreak: Arrests made in decades-old cold case from Balkan wars that traumatized region

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Selma Colovic-Memovic, the daughter of Fikret Memovic, looks at photographs of her father, a railway worker from southwest Serbia, who was traveling back home from the capital, Belgrade, when his train unexpectedly stopped at a remote station in war-ravaged eastern Bosnia - a lone post on the hilly boundary with Serbia, where he himself had worked only days before, in Prijepolje, Serbia. A group of armed Bosnian Serb militia _ some wearing long beards of the nationalist World War II Chetnik movement - stormed in and checked the passengers’ IDs. They abducted only non-Serbs - 18 Muslims and one Croat - after recognizing their Muslim names. No one tried to stop them. The train went on in eery silence among remaining passengers after some 30 minutes. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, roses are dedicated to victims of the Strpci abduction, arranged with flowers in Prijepolje, Serbia. Investigators in Serbia and Bosnia now say they have finally cracked the case which was systematically hushed up and left practically unpunished for more...

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