SREBRENICA KILLER "FRANC KOS" IN CUSTODY
Croatian authorities arrested Franc Kos on a bus at a border crossing with neighbouring Serbia. He was a member of the 10th Sabotage Detachment of the Bosnian Serb Army and is suspected of personally taking part in the massacre of more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. He was placed in extradition detention pending further procedure.
Undated photo of Franc Kos - former member of the Bosnian Serb Army 10th commando unit who personally took part in the genocide of more than 8,000 men and boys after the fall of the protected zone of Srebrenica in July 1995.
His comrades - Vlastimir Golijan, Zoran Goronja and Stanko Savanovic - were arrested in February 2010 on suspicion that they actively participated in the genocide. Franc Kos managed to avoid the capture with the help of the Serbian State Security and, in part, with the help of his former comrade Zijad Zigic.
Kos was detained because of an Interpol Red Notice and is suspected of the most serious crimes genocide and execution of captives. His name appears in the protocols of the testimonies in the tribunal in The Hague as a person responsible for the killings of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica. He is known as the Slovenian or Zuca. After the war, he freely lived in a Serb-held town of Bijeljina with a fake ID issued by the local Serb authorities and under the name "Branimir Miric."
Update / Prosecutor's Office:
AN EXTRADITION REQUEST WAS FILED FOR KOS FRANC
The BiH Prosecutor's Office forwarded the request for extradition of Franc Kos (1966), suspected of committing the criminal offence of Genocide under Article 171 of the Criminal Code of BiH to the Ministry of Justice of BiH.
After having confirmed the information that Franc Kos, born on July 16, 1966 in Celje was arrested at the border crossing near Osijek - Republic of Croatia pursuant to the warrant issued by the BiH Prosecutor's Office, the Prosecutor of the Special Department for War Crimes within the BiH Prosecutor's Office, forwarded the request for extradition of the suspect to the Bosnia and Herzegovina judiciary into procedure.
The request was forwarded to the Ministry of Justice, at about 12,00 hrs., for further procedure and delivery of the request to the Croatian judicial institutions.
Franc Kos is under investigation by the BiH Prosecutor's Office and is suspected of having committed the criminal offence of Genocide under Article 171 of the Criminal Code of BiH.
He is suspected that as a former member of the 10th Commando Squad of the Army of Republika Srpska he personally participated in the killings of Bosniak men and boys after the fall of the protected zone of Srebrenica in July 1995.
Franc Kos, AKA "Slovenac" has been at large for about two months after three former members of the 10th Commando Squad, also suspected of having committed the criminal offence of Genocide in Srebrenica, were arrested by order of the BiH Prosecutor's Office.