War crimes suspect extradited to Bosnia from NY

  • Updated: June 3, 2013 - 10:46 AM

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say a New York man has been extradited to his native Bosnia-Herzegovina to be tried for war crimes committed in the 1990s, including the torture of one prisoner and the slaying of another.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman says Monday the extradition of Sulejman Mujagic (SOO'-lee-mahn MOY'-uh-gich), of Utica, N.Y., was the result of close cooperation between U.S. and Bosnian authorities.

The 50-year-old former regional army commander was arrested in Utica in November. He's accused of killing an unarmed enemy soldier and torturing another during the Bosnian War in March 1995.

Mujagic was fighting for a region that had seceded from the central government. He moved to Utica in 1997.

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