Israel extradites war crimes suspect to Bosnia

A former Bosnian Serb soldier accused of taking part in the Srebrenica massacre has been placed into custody to face trial after his extradition from Israel.

Aleksandar Cvetkovic had fled to Israel in 2006 and obtained citizenship

Aleksandar Cvetkovic had moved to Israel in 2006 but is now in custody in Sarajevo on charges he took part in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

A former Bosnian Serb soldier accused of taking part in the Srebrenica massacre has been placed into custody to face trial after his extradition from Israel.

Aleksandar Cvetkovic, who fled to Israel and obtained citizenship there, allegedly participated in mass executions of Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995, Bosnia's war crimes court said Friday.

Cvetkovic was extradited late Thursday after he was arrested by Israeli authorities in 2010. During the extradition process in Israel, the courts rejected all of his appeals.

The prosecutor's office in Bosnia claims Cvetkovic took part in the execution of hundreds of Muslim men and boys on a farm near Srebrenica.

More than 8,000 males were killed by Serb troops in Srebrenica, the worst massacre in Europe since the Second World War.