Former Bosnian vice president arrested in London

14:01, March 02, 2010      

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Former Bosnian President Ejup Ganic, who had been wanted by Serbia, was arrested in London on Monday and appeared at a magistrates' court later on the day.


Former Bosnian president Ejup Ganic, pictured in 1993 was arrested at London's Heathrow airport on Monday, on an extradition warrant from Serbia for killing soldiers in breach of the Geneva Convention, police said. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)


Officers from the London Metropolitan Police's extradition unit arrested Ganic in Monday afternoon at London's Heathrow airport, Scotland Yard said. He was detained under a provisional extradition warrant for alleged "conspiracy to murder with other named people and breach of the Geneva Convention, namely killing wounded soldiers."

The British government said in a statement that Ganic appeared at a magistrates' court later on Monday,

The statement also said that it was now up to Serbian authorities to provide full papers supporting their extradition request before a date could be fixed for an extradition hearing.

Serbia's Justice Minister Snezana Malovic said the ministry would send an extradition request to Britain on Tuesday, according to a Reuters' report.

Ejup Ganic, 63, was president of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001. He also served as the vice president in the government. Ganic is the founder and current president of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology.

Source: Xinhua
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