Romanian border police arrest a Serb in Galati wanted for genocide

Romanian border police arrest a Serb in Galati wanted for genocide
On Sunday, Romanian police announced the arrest of a a Serb who subject to an international arrest warrant for "genocide", at the Romanian Danubian port city of Galati.

The authorities identified him as Stevan B., a 50-year-old man wanted in connection with an investigation "for genocide committed from September to December 1991", a statement by the Romanian border police reads. The suspect was arrested on Saturday, May 5, during an ID police check conducted  on the crew of a Serbian-flagged ship. Apparently, there was an Interpol alert having been issued in his name "for arrest and extradition."

Romanian media have reported that the male born in Croatia and is a former member of a paramilitary group. Allegedly he has committed crimes against the people of Croatian and Hungarian descent. His actions are connected with part (1991-95 war between Croats and Serbian forces in Croatia, as AFP international news agency notes) of the Yugoslav wars, that followed the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.... / IBNA

Translated from French and edited by Lida Filippakis

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