Serbian Church in Bosnia decorates hospital for saving wounded priest
SARAJEVO (AFP) Nov 01, 2004
The Serbian Orthodox Church in Bosnia presented a medal of honour Monday to
a hospital in the Muslim-Croat part of the country which saved a Serb
priest who had been wounded by NATO peacekeepers.
The medal given to the hospital in the northern town of Tuzla is the
highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Bosnia, the Fena news
Orthodox priest Jeremija Starovlah and his son Aleksandar were seriously
wounded in April in a NATO swoop on their home during an operation to
capture war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic.
The political leader of the Bosnian Serbs during the former Yugoslav
republic's 1992-1995 conflict has been charged with crimes including
genocide, but he remains at large despite the NATO-led manhunt.
Post-war Bosnia was split into two semi-independent entities -- the Serbs'
Republika Srpska and the Muslim-Croat Federation.
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