Va. Judge Certifies Ex-Bosnian Guard's Extradition

By: AP
By: AP

Sept. 17, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A former Bosnian prison camp guard living in Virginia has been certified for extradition to his native country to face war-crimes charges.

Almaz Nezirovic of Roanoke County is charged with torturing Serbians at the Rabic prison camp in 1992 during the Bosnian civil war. Bosnian officials charge that Nezirovic beat, humiliated and traumatized unarmed civilian prisoners.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert S. Ballou on Monday found sufficient evidence supporting the allegations and certified the extradition request to the secretary of state, who will decide whether Nezirovic will be extradited.

Nezirovic's attorney, public defender Fay Spence, has said in court documents that he denies the charges.

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