Alleged Bosnian War Criminal Arrested in Upstate New York
(UTICA, N.Y.) — Federal law enforcement Wednesday arrested a man they say is wanted in Bosnia and Herzegovina for war crimes he committed nearly 20 years ago.
A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Suleman Mujagic, 50, now faces extradition and charges that stem from his actions during a 1995 battle in which he was commanding a platoon in the Army of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia. The charges allege Mujagic, a lawful U.S. resident living in Utica, N.Y. at the time of his arrest, murdered a captured soldier and tortured another captured soldier, both fighting on behalf of the army of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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