Thursday, March 17, 2011
Croatian wanted on war crimes charges found in Kentucky
U.S. Marshals arrested 52-year-old Azra Basic (BOSH), who lives in Stanton, earlier this week.
The Croatian-born Basic is wanted in Bosnia on charges of committing war crimes against ethnic Serb civilians in 1992. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Arehart wrote in a complaint requesting extradition that Basic is wanted in Europe on charges of murder and torture.
Arehart says Basic is accused of killing at least one person and torturing others at three camps from April to June 1992.
Basic's attorney, Patrick Nash of Lexington, was not immediately available for comment Thursday morning.