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Russia Extradites War Crimes Suspect to Bosnia-Herzegovina


Russia has extradited a Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect who was hiding in Siberia until authorities detained him last year.

The Bosnian State Court said Dragan Zelenovic was handed over late Thursday. He is expected to appear before a judge later Friday.

The former policeman is wanted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague for atrocities committed against Bosnian Muslims in the eastern Foca region during Bosnia-Herzegovina's 1992-95 war.

Zelenovic had lived in Khanty-Mansiisk, some 2,000 kilometers east of Moscow, for several years under an assumed name and had worked in the construction industry.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.