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Spain: Batko Admits to Crimes in Grbavica

2010-03-04, Altea, Spain. According to El Pais, Batko admitted to war crimes committed in Grbavica. Serbian Ministry of Justice announced that it will be requesting extradition of Batko to serve the sentence rendered by the Novi Sad District Court for killings committed in Serbia. Montenegro will also request his extradition to finish serve his sentence for banditry committed in 1998 (he escaped from prison in 2001).  Bosnian Ministry of Justice already requested his extradition for crimes committed in Sarajevo during the Bosnian Wars. Batko is a citizen of Montenegro.

Balkan Insight | El Pais (in Spanish) |

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2010/03/05 at 13:40

Spain: Batko arrested in Spain

2010-03-02, Altea, Spain. Veselin Vlahovic Batko aka “the monster of Grbavica”  was arrested by Spanish police. There are three outstanding international arrest warrants for Mr. Vlahovic for the crimes committed in Sarajevo during the Bosnian wars. He was arrested following a series of armed robberies committed in Spain.

Reuters | CNN | Jurist |

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2010/03/05 at 01:01