VESELIN VLAHOVIC BATKO ARRESTED IN SPAIN, "MONSTER FROM GRBAVICA"
PHOTO: Serbian war criminal Veselin Vlahovic "Batko" was captured in Spain with a Bulgarian ID. In the Bosnian war, he terrorized the Bosniak population trapped in the Serb-held quarter of Sarajevo known as Grbavica.
Spanish police have arrested Veselin Vlahovic (aka: "Batko") in connection with war crimes (1992-1995) against the Bosniak civilians in Grbavica, a quarter of the city of Sarajevo. According to CNN International,
"The suspect, Veselin Vlahovic, born in Montenegro in 1969, was sought on three international arrest warrants for more than a hundred murders of women and children, as well as rape and torture, the statement said."
His sadistic behaviour during the war was also referred to in a book titled “Balija” (derogatory terms for Bosniaks), written by a former Serbian soldier, Bozidar Debelonogic. In the book, Debelonogic dedicated an entire chapter to Vlahovic’s bloody escapades.
“Batko liked driving cars and killing Muslims the most. However, he also liked to beat them, but would only do it in front of others, to show off his skills and boxing techniques. He added: “He tortured and killed Muslims but every time in a different way. He conducted physical and mental experiments.”
"He resolved dillema's quickly and efficiently - for example, he measured how many people he could kill with a single bullet if each of them stood behind each other, so he took ten Muslims from their homes... stood one step in front of them, aimed and shot the bullet in the stomach. Last two who attempted to run, he killed them."
According to Balkan Insight (BIRN), "Following his arrest today, local media have reported that the Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office has begun the process of requesting Batko's extradition to Bosnia."
In her book "Svjedočim" ("I Testify"), Biljana Plavsic - former Bosnian Serb leader and a convicted war criminal - claimed that Veselin Vlahovic "Batko" had the authority to kill Bosniak civilians given to him by Radovan Karadzic, who is currently on trial for genocide.