Police: Man arrested after trying to sell Dayton peace treaty document

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Police: Man arrested after trying to sell Dayton peace treaty document

Bosnian police arrested a man suspected of attempting to sell an original document from the Dayton Peace Accords that ended war in Bosnia, reports say.

The leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatian negotiated and signed the peace treaty in November 1995 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The conflict claimed more than 100,000 lives.

In 2015, former President Bill Clinton, who was in the White House during the war and peace talks, and diplomats involved in the negotiations traveled to the University of Dayton to mark the 20th anniversary of the treaty.

The accord divided Bosnia into two autonomous regions, the Federation controlled by the Bosnian Croats and Muslim Bosniaks, and the Serb dominated Serb Republic.

In 2008, tt was disclosed the historic document had vanished, Reuters reported.

Media identified the suspect and said he attempted to sell the document for 100,000 Bosnian marka, or about $60,000.

The suspect was arrested Thursday in Pale, the Bosnian Serb wartime stronghold near Sarajevo, a report said.

Reuters news service contributed to this report.

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