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Former Bosnian leader arrested in London

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Former Bosnian leader arrested in London


European legal co-operation has led to the arrest of Ejup Ganic. The 63-year-old was held at London’s Heathrow airport following a request from Serbia.

Ganic is a former member of the the Bosnian wartime presidency. Its now up to Serbian authorities to provide full papers supporting their extradition request.

“Mr. Ganic was arrested on the basis of a European extradition agreement, and we know for sure there was no Interpol warrant against him, not a Red Notice nor a diffuse arrest warrant,” explained Sadik Ahmetovic, Bosnian Security Minister.

Ganic stands accused of conspiring to murder retreating soldiers of the Yugoslav People’s Army in May 1992. It was one of the opening salvos in the conflict that tore Bosnia apart. He is one of 19 people wanted in connection with the attack which took place in Sarajevo.

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