Nikola Koprivica, who is suspected of committing a crime against humanity in the village of Novoseoci, where over 40 Bosniaks were executed in 1992, was extradited from Canada to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Nikola Koprivica (left). Photo: Bosnian state prosecution.
The Bosnian state prosecution said on Monday that Nikola Koprivica has been extradited to Sarajevo to face charges of involvement in the shooting of more than 40 Bosniaks from Novoseoci, near Sokolac, in September 1992.
The Bosnian prosecution said that Koprivica, who had lived in Canada for several years, was located and identified in cooperation with the Canadian authorities.
A court case is already ongoing for the killings in Novoseoci. Among those on trial are Dragomir Obradovic, former commander of the police’s Public Security Station in Sokolac, Momcilo Pajic, former commander of the Military Police Company with the Second Romanija Motorised Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army, and his deputy Aleksa Gordic.
Also on trial are Miladin Gasevic, former deputy commander of the Reconnaissance Company of the Second Romanija Motorised Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army, as well as Momir and Branislav Kezunovic, Zeljko Gasevic and Jadranko Suka, all former members of the company.
According to the charges, members of the Military Police and Reconnaissance Company went to Novoseoci on the night of September 21-22, 1992.
They took 44 Bosniak men to a landfill at Ivan Polje, where they were killed, while women, children and elderly people were taken away towards Sarajevo. One woman was also allegedly killed in the village.
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