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Serb man detained in Greece for alleged war crimes committed in 1991

59-year-old Serb national arrested last week at Greek border

Magda Panoutsopoulou   | 27.06.2022
Serb man detained in Greece for alleged war crimes committed in 1991

ATHENS

Police in Greece have detained a Serb national wanted in Croatia for alleged war crimes committed in 1991, a prosecutor said on Monday.

The 59-year-old Serb man was arrested last week at the border station of Evzoni while he was heading to Pieria, northern Greece, for vacation with his wife and daughter.

According to Croatian prosecution documents, he is accused of participating in a military unit that destroyed infrastructure and executed civilians in the Croatian cities of Vocin and Hum in 1991, during the civil war in former Yugoslavia.

The man denies committing war crimes and insists that he was an ordinary soldier who followed orders.

The Appeals Council of Thessaloniki will decide soon whether he is to be extradited or not.

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