Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Husno Bihorac
Husno Bihorac, aged about 35, is a (Slav) Muslim from Novi Pazar in the Sandzak region, and a member of the Novi Pazar Steering Committee of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA). He has made a statement alleging that on 18 September 1995 he was arrested and severely beaten in three police stations in Novi Pazar, Raska and Kraljevo, after they failed to find incriminating objects (arms) at his home. The authorities have carried out mass searches for arms in the region. His statement is supported by a copy of a police report, photocopies of photographs of his severely bruised feet and back, and photocopies of three medical certificates dated 19 September 1995. Amnesty International is calling for a full and impartial investigation of this incident and for those responsible to be brought to justice.