[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book II)]
[September 27, 1998]
[Page 1692]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Detention of Indicted War Criminal Stevan Todorovic in 
September 27, 1998

    Early this morning in Bosnia, United States SFOR forces led a 
multinational effort to detain Stevan Todorovic, an indicted war 
criminal. The detention took place without incident, and Todorovic is 
now in the custody of the International War Crimes Tribunal in The 
    Todorovic, who served as chief of police for Bosanski Samac in 1992, 
is accused by the Tribunal of being personally responsible for some of 
the most heinous crimes that took place during the conflict in Bosnia.
    This brings to 35 the number of indicted war criminals brought to 
justice. SFOR has assisted in well over half of these cases. This action 
by U.S. and other SFOR troops shows our continued determination to bring 
to justice those responsible for war crimes in Bosnia. This message 
should not be lost on those indicted war criminals still at large.
    I wish to express my admiration for the SFOR troops who were 
involved in this operation and who continue to work daily to consolidate 
the peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.