Serb war crimes suspect extradited from Australia arrives in Croatia

Dragan Vasiljkovic (C), who is charged with war crimes in Croatia, is escorted by police officers on his arrival at Zagreb airport on July 9, 2015A Serbian war crimes suspect nicknamed “Captain Dragan” arrived in Zagreb on Thursday from Australia to face allegations of torture and murder after battling extradition for a decade. “After a long battle, which started nine years ago, Dragan Vasiljković was extradited … and is now in Croatia,” Justice Minister Orsat Miljenić told reporters. Vasiljkovic, a paramilitary commander from a Serbian rebel group that opposed Croatia’s independence from Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, landed at Zagreb airport, from where he was to be transferred to the coastal town of Split.

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