Israel extradites war crimes suspect to Bosnia

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Associated Press

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A former Bosnian Serb soldier accused of taking part in the Srebrenica massacre has been placed into custody to face trial after his extradition from Israel.

Aleksandar Cvetkovic, who fled to Israel and obtained citizenship there, allegedly participated in mass executions of Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995, Bosnia's war crimes court said Friday.

Cvetkovic was extradited late Thursday after he was arrested by Israeli authorities in 2010. During the extradition process in Israel, the courts rejected all of his appeals.

The prosecutor's office in Bosnia claims Cvetkovic took part in the execution of hundreds of Muslim men and boys on a farm near Srebrenica.

More than 8,000 males were killed by Serb troops in Srebrenica, the worst massacre in Europe since World War II.

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