Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Serbia

Israel Court Rules Bosnian Serb Can Be Extradited Over Srebrenica

Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that a Bosnian Serb accused of involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre can be extradited to Bosnia to face war-crimes charges.

Aleksandar Cvetkovic, who has been living in Israel since 1996 and holds Israeli citizenship, was arrested last year.

In August, a lower court ruled he can be sent back to Bosnia. On November 29, the Supreme Court upheld that ruling.

Prosecutors accuse Cvetkovic of being part of a firing squad that executed up to 1,200 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995.

He said he was just an army driver when Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys after they overran the town.

The Srebrenica massacre was the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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