MARKO BOSKIC EXTRADITED TO BOSNIA FOR SREBRENICA GENOCIDE
PHOTO: Marko Boskic boards a plane to Sarajevo where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned him over to Bosnia authorities on charges for participating in the Srebrenica Genocide executions of more than 1,000 Bosniaks. [Click here for Full Size]
Suspect removed: participated in murder of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out the removal of suspected human rights violator Marko Boskic to Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 27. He was turned over to authorities in Sarajevo to face war crimes charges.
Boskic admitted his direct participation in the killing of unarmed victims during the 1991-1995 Yugoslavian civil war. He was assigned to the 10th Sabotage Detachment, a unit that was involved in the murder of at least 1,200 unarmed prisoners of war at Branjevo Farm near Srebrenica in 1995. This was part of a larger genocidal campaign in which approximately 7,000-8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed. The crimes at Srebrenica are the only court-designated genocide to occur in Europe since World War II.
On Aug. 25, 2004, ICE agents arrested and charged him with fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents. When Boskic applied for admission to the United States, he failed to disclose his foreign military service and criminal acts as part of the 10th Sabotage Detachment.
On Nov. 20, 2006, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts convicted him of two counts of immigration fraud and sentenced him to 63 months imprisonment. He was turned over to ICE after completing a significant portion of his sentence. ICE Office of Chief Counsel in Boston initiated removal proceedings and an immigration judge ordered Boskic removed to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Feb. 18, 2010.
Boskic's arrest and subsequent conviction on two counts of immigration fraud was the result of a transnational investigation undertaken by ICE and FBI agents after determining he was residing in the United States. Working in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston, ICE sought to establish Boskic's activities during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Agents worked with international war crimes investigators from the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY provided ICE with a video of the 10th Sabotage Detachment at an awards ceremony in the fall of 1995. In the video, Boskic is clearly visible in uniform and holding a rifle.
/ See: ICE Press Release /
Boskic, born on 9 July 1964 in Tuzla, is being investigated by the Bosnia-Hercegovina Prosecution on suspicion of committing the criminal offence of genocide in the area of Srebrenica in July 1995 as a member of the 10th Commando Unit of the Bosnian Serb Republika Srpska Army.
"... extradited from the US where he was prosecuted for immigration fraud, i.e. he gave false information on arrival in the US, saying that he had not been a member of the armed forces during the war. However, they found out that he had given false information and he was prosecuted in the US and then extradited to the judicial bodies of Bosnia-Hercegovina. He was handed over to members of SIPA at around 1500 today and they will continue to prosecute him on orders from the Bosnia-Hercegovina Prosecution and judicial bodies"
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