2010-04-20, London, UK. Judge Timothy Workman of the Westminster Magistrates Court set the extradition hearing for July 5-9, 2010. He also set May 18 and June 15 deadlines for defence’s and prosecution’s submissions. Mr. Ganic is held on an extradition request from Serbia that claims that he committed war crimes by authorizing an attack on JNA troops that were leaving Sarajevo. The attack was in retaliation for Serbian abduction of Bosnia’s president, Alija Izetbegovic. The latter fact was, apparently, omitted from the extradition request and may be the ‘irregularity’ that Ganic’s defence will be relying on. Ganic criticized the Obama administration for not taking sides in this case, and for not sending an observer.
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