SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, June 9 (UPI) -- Bosnia's peace envoy said he sacked two police officials, a Muslim and a Serb, for alleged power abuse and threats to international representatives.
Valentin Inzko, the international peace envoy in Bosnia-Herzegovina, dismissed from their posts Himzo Djonko, a police commissioner in the Herzegovina-Neretva canton, and Radislav Jovicic, an official in the Bosnian state agency for investigation and protection, a statement issued by Inzko's office said Tuesday.
Bosnian Muslim Djonko was blamed for threatening Bosnian international officials in a bid to obstruct an investigation in his abuse of power accusations.
Bosnian Serb Jovicic was alleged to have used his subordinates to illegally follow and observe Inzko's staff, the statement said.
Inzko said the two police officials were hindering international efforts to install the rule of law in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Sarajevo-x.com Web site reported.
At the end of the 1992-95 Bosnian ethnic war, the U.S.-sponsored Dayton peace agreement declared Bosnia-Herzegovina a single state made up of the Muslim-Croat federation and the Serb Republic.
NATO and European Union peacekeepers have been deployed in Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1995.