During the siege of Mostar, part of the city was destroyed and surrounded by HVO. An area of the city, around 10km in length and 300m wide was under siege. People weren’t only detained in Heliodrom, which was located only 5km outside the city, but the people under siege were in a different sort of concentration camp. They had no access to food, electricity, water – nothing. There were 60,000 people living under siege in terrible conditions.
There were quite a few camps aside from Heliodrom and some of them were privately owned. There were private concentration camps in the western part of Mostar. Bosniaks who were in the western part of Mostar were mistreated if they didn’t agree with the policies of the Croat forces. They were sent to camps, tortured, persecuted, and maltreated. The Croat forces were convicted of this in the ICTY trials.