Bosnian Serb fans of
Yugoslavia's national basketball team rioted against Muslims throughout
Republika Srpska, after the team won a world championship in Indianapolis.
There were pogroms "in nearly all towns and villages in the RS where
a significant number of [Muslim refugees returning to their homes
are] residing," according to a media roundup from the High
Representative's office. Attacks took place Kozarac, Brcko, Zvornik
and Bijeljina, among other sites.
The Yugoslav team was congratulated by Bosnian Serb wartime leader
and indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic, who is accused of
masterminding the murder and torture of tens of thousands of people.
"The players are expected to accept the ex-leader's well-wishes,"
Ananova reported at