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U.S. sends war crimes suspect back to Bosnia

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 25 May 2012
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May 25, 2012

A former Bosnian Serb police chief has arrived in Sarajevo, where he faces charges of participating in the killing of Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 in what's widely regarded as the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

U.S. Immigration and Customs officials flew aboard a special flight with Dejan Radojkovic and handed him over to law-enforcement officials in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Prosecutors accuse Radojkovic and his unit of rounding up some 200 Bosnian Muslim men in the Konjevic Polje area and bringing them to locations where they were executed.

Radojkovic and his family were given refugee status and admitted to the United States in 1999.

Radojkovic opened a small grocery store in Las Vegas and was working there when he was arrested in 2009 for failing to disclose his wartime history when he entered the U.S. as a refugee.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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