Tuesday 20 March 2018

Bosnian professor fights extradition

Damien McElroy

former Bosnian president Ejup Ganic, facing extradition to Serbia to face war crimes charges, yesterday accused the British government of conspiring to "rewrite history" by allowing court proceedings to be brought against him.

Mr Ganic, a university professor, was arrested on suspicion of being involved in a 1992 massacre despite the charges having already been dismissed by the UN.

He appeared in court yesterday after the Crown Prosecution Service accepted the Serbian extradition warrant. It alleges Mr Ganic ordered attacks that killed 42 Yugoslav soldiers during a ceasefire. It also alleges that he was responsible for the torture and murder of captured soldiers in 1992.

Mr Ganic said the warrant was a politically motivated abuse of the extradition arrangements between Britain and Serbia. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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