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Bosniak Ex-Soldier Becomes First Woman Convicted Of War Crimes

Rasema Handanovic, who emigrated to the United States after the war, was extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina in December.Rasema Handanovic, who emigrated to the United States after the war, was extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina in December.
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Rasema Handanovic, who emigrated to the United States after the war, was extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina in December.
Rasema Handanovic, who emigrated to the United States after the war, was extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina in December.
By RFE/RL's Balkan Service
A Bosnian Muslim has become the first woman to be convicted by a Bosnian court of war crimes.

Rasima Handanovic pleaded guilty in a Sarajevo court on April 30 to charges of killing ethnic Croats during the 1990s war.

Investigators say Handanovic, who served as a soldier in the Bosnian Army's Zulfikar special unit, participated in the summary executions of three civilians and three prisoners of war in the southern Bosnian village of Trusina in 1993.

Handanovic, who emigrated to the United States after Bosnia's 1992-95 war, was extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina in December.

She is expected to receive a lighter sentence of between five and six years in jail under a plea deal in which she agreed to testify against other members of the Zulfikar unit who are currently on trial in Bosnian courts.

With reporting by AFP
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by: Ante from: Sarajevo
April 30, 2012 18:59
No it can't be true! A Muslim/Bosniak/Bosnian and a woman! a convicted war criminal. RFE you are spreading anti-Bosniak propaganda, shame on you, how dare you, do you know how many innocent Bosniak/Muslim/Bosnian women were raped by genocidal Serb/Croat hordes of evil and destruction, you are spreading anti-Bosniak pro-Croat/Serb propaganda.
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by: Camel Anaturk from: Kurdistan
April 30, 2012 21:58
You`re bloody right,druje Ante,this is a crying shame,but you will be happy to learn that the Langley virgins will produce Jolly Angel`s next movie where she will personally play Rashema`s part in in the end the truth will come out triumphantly:the poor muslim woman was raped and raped and raped till she had to kill the bloody serbs in her own defence,and finally the NATO boys led by General Brad attacked the prison she served her sentence and freed the poor beauty,sending her to Chechnya to fight for peace and freedom there.
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by: vn from: Belgrade
May 02, 2012 05:18
To: Camel Anaturk

You obviously didn't get the story. Have no idea there are the Croats involved, and that Ante is a Croat. As for sensing irony and humor most Muslims are as far away from it as the brainless Holywood NATO are from the truth and justice - and the movie is quite a feasible one.
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by: Me from: Washington dc
May 01, 2012 00:53
So what you're saying is because she is muslim/Bosniak,it is ok to slaughter people like that??? You guys need to accept the fact that there's monsters on your side too!
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by: I, me, mine from: Pot Heaven
May 01, 2012 11:47
Happy to learn they have legalized it in yer district dear Me,but its just like alcohol-it must be consumed with moderation.And yes ,we ,the muslim brothers have the top monster on our side and when you get out of your cold turkey state of mind,if you ever do,maybe you`ll guess who it is!!!
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by: Joe from: USA
May 01, 2012 21:33
Me, Ante was being ironic.

i·ro·ny [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] (noun) - the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

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