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Bosnians furious over war crimes arrest

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Anger is mounting in Bosnia over the arrest of a former Bosnian general.

Around 5,000 marched in Sarajevo after Jovan Divjak was detained in Vienna on a Serbian warrant.

Belgrade accuses him of war crimes during the Balkan conflict.

Joining the march was Ejup Ganic who was also arrested in London last year but released due to a lack of evidence.

“They are trying to rewrite history by saying freedom fighters are war criminals, not Milosevic, not Mladic. This is very ridiculous,” he said.

Divjak was a Serbian officer but changed sides during the conflict.

Serb prosecutors say he was part of a Bosnian army attack on a former Yugoslav army convoy that had been offered safe passage out of Sarajevo in May 1992. They say 42 Yugoslav soldiers were killed.