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7:42 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Bosnian War Crimes Suspect Arrested in Utica

Federal authorities say they've arrested a man in upstate New York wanted for war crimes in his native eastern Europe.

They say 50-year-old Sulejman Mujagic is facing extradition at the request of authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is charged with unlawful killing of the enemy and unlawful wounding and torture of a prisoner of war while commanding a platoon in the Army of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia.

U.S. Homeland Security said Wednesday the charges involve the killing of one captured soldier and the torture of another who'd been fighting for the army of Bosnia and Herzegovina on March 6, 1995.

Mujagic was fighting for a region that had seceded from the central government during the Bosnian War.

Authorities say he moved to Utica in 1997.

 

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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