US extradites Bosnian for war crimes

2013-06-03 20:33
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Washington - The US has extradited a man living in New York state who is wanted on war crimes charges in Bosnia, the justice department said on Monday.

Sulejman Mujagic, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, faces charges for torturing and murdering a prisoner of war and torturing another during the conflict in Bosnia, where he will face trial.

Bosnian prosecutors allege that Mujagic committed the crimes after capturing the men when he was serving as a platoon commander in the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia, a region which broke off from the government in Sarajevo, the justice department said.

The 1992-95 war in former Yugoslav republic Bosnia mostly pitted Muslims, the largest ethnic group in the country, and Croats, the smallest, against Serbs. But fighting occasionally broke out between allies and even among the Muslims, as in Western Bosnia.

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