Karadzic's advisor arrested on genocide charges

The Bosnian border police on Monday arrested Jovan Tintor, a wartime advisor of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, based on a warrant issued by the Sarajevo Cantonal Court on genocide charges.

The 64-year-old Tintor was arrested as he was trying to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina from Serbia at the border crossing in Bijeljina. He reportedly attempted to escape and the police had to resort to force.

Tintor is expected to be handed over to the judicial authorities in Sarajevo.

During the 1992-95 war, Tintor was an informal ruler of the Sarajevo suburb of Vogosca that was occupied by Bosnian Serb paramilitary forces in 1992. Numerous crimes were committed in Vogosca against non-Serbs.

Last update: Tue, 09/02/2016 - 11:28

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