Bosnian ex-general detained in Vienna over war crimes

13:47, March 05, 2011      

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A former Bosnian army general had been detained in Vienna on suspicion of war crimes during the 1992- 1995 Bosnian war, Austrian interior ministry confirmed on Friday.

Jovan Divjak , the 74-year-old ex-general, was detained on Thursday evening at the Vienna International Airport.

He has been accused by Serbia of having ordered an ambush on retreating Yugoslavian troops during a 1992 battle at Dobrovoljacka Street in Sarajevo.

The exact death toll wasn't released by the then Yugoslav authorities, but unofficial information said at least 40 were killed and some 200 soldiers captured.

Based on a Serbian arrest warrant issued in 2009, Divjak was arrested by the Austrian police while flying through Vienna on his way to Bologna.

He is currently placed in an investigation detention center pending for extradition.

Source: Xinhua
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