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Bosnian Warlord Freed From Croatian Jail After Serving War-Crimes Sentence

Former Bosnian Muslim warlord Fikret Abdic and his wife get into a car in front of the prison in Pula, where several thousand supporters greeted him after his release on March 9.
Former Bosnian Muslim warlord Fikret Abdic and his wife get into a car in front of the prison in Pula, where several thousand supporters greeted him after his release on March 9.
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By RFE/RL's Balkan Service
Former Bosnian politician and warlord Fikret Abdic has been released from prison after serving two-thirds of his sentence for war crimes against fellow Muslims during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Some 3,000 supporters gathered in the Croatian coastal town of Pula to welcome Abdic, who is also known as Babo (Dad), as he emerged from a Pula prison facility on March 9.

Abdic, once one of the richest men in Bosnia and a popular politician, was convicted in 2003 of participating in the killing of Muslims during the conflict.

He had turned against the Muslim-led central government in Sarajevo during the war, creating an autonomous region in Bosnia's northwest.

He was tried in Croatia, where he fled after the war.

With AP reporting
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by: Arnes from: Bihac
March 16, 2012 12:59
Ehm, Fikret Abdic is a Muslim himself, an elected president of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991, that was fighting against the separatist radical islamist group arround Alija Izetbegovic that usurped power. Get the facts straight, this kind of things are important in journalism.

by: CroCanadian from: Canada
March 17, 2012 01:26
Totally agree with last comment!! now you have Wahhabi's all over!!No wonder they cannot agree an nothing!!Plus there is SERB REPUBLIC,with Babo that would not have happen!!

by: OziGooner from: Istanbul
March 17, 2012 11:54
It just shows that most `Bosniaks` prefer to live like radicals in the Middle East as opposed to being European..great choice eh! Abdic (who by the way was not a `warlord`) was for `all` Bosnian-Herzegovinian citizens...obviously the Bosniaks preferred otherwise..yet still lie to the world at large that they want a multi-ethnic Bosnia `but` without censuses. Great times ahead.....

by: Nanic Babic from: Batnoga
April 04, 2012 01:32
Abdic developed a poor forgotten corner of Bosnia and by 1994, the residents had become his willing serfs. Aubrey Verboven summed it up best in his book "Border Crossings - An Aid Worker's journey into Bosnia"

"In the end, Abdić was the only one who really knew the truth. That was why Velika Kladuša was wrecked, the hospital reeked, inhabitants were freezing, youths were bleeding and old men were marched shoeless in the snow. Abdić was deceiving them all. And the more he deceived, the more they called him a saviour."

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