Sakib Mahmuljin (left) receives the award from Zenica-Doboj Canton premier Mirza Ganic. Photo: Zenica-Doboj Canton government.
Bruce Berton, head of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, said on Friday that the Zenica-Doboj Canton's decision to honour war crimes defendant Sakib Mahmuljin shows disrespect for the victims.
War veterans have blocked roads in various parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina to demand additional benefits.
Reports said the veterans of Bosnia's 1992-95 war peacefully ended their last blockades in the country's Muslim-Croat Federation on the morning of March 1.
The protest that began on February 28 had left thousands of people trapped in their vehicles in freezing temperatures.
The Humanitarian Law Center has filed a criminal complaint against a former high-ranking officer of the Special Operations Unit (JSO), Radojica Bozovic.
The criminal complaint was filed for alleged war crimes he committed in Doboj in the spring and summer of 1992.
SARAJEVO - Bosnia and Herzegovina Security Minister Dragan Mektic on Tuesday denied reports by local media that the country's security services had information on an arms cache found last weekend near Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic's family home in suburban Belgrade.
In a statement to Tanjug, Mektic said they only had the initial information provided by Belgrade.