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Ex-Bosnian Leader Arrested At London Airport

Ejup Ganic (file photo)
Former Bosnian President Ejup Ganic was arrested at London's Heathrow airport today on behalf of Serbian authorities for alleged war crimes.

British police said Ganic, 63, was detained under a provisional extradition warrant.

A Foreign Office spokesman said the Serbian authorities must now provide full papers to support their extradition request before a date can be fixed for an extradition hearing.

Belgrade wants to try Ganic and 18 other former Bosnian officials suspected of war crimes and illegal conduct of war in a 1992 attack on troops of the former Yugoslav People's Army in Sarajevo.

compiled from agency reports