ALEXANDER SPINTKOVITZ TO REMAIN IN ISRAELI DETENTION
Jerusalem’s central court has extended the detention of the 42 year old man known as ‘Alexander Spintkovitz’ [aka: Alexander Cvetkovic] pending the completion of legal proceedings against him.
The authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina suspect Spintkovitz of involvement in the killing of over 1,000 unarmed prisoners of war during the Srebrenica genocide in mid July 1995.
Shackled prisoners were brought in buses and offloaded with their backs turned to the soldiers who then proceeded to kill them contrary to Geneva Conventions.
The suspect had “initiated the use of an M-84 machine-gun in order to speed up the killings”. In this way he was able to kill between 1,000 and 1,200 Bosniaks during a murderous 10-hour killing spree. This information is based on the testimonies of three other soldiers who were part of the same mission.
The Bosnian authorities requested the extradition of the suspect from Israel on 29 August 2010 and he was arrested on 18 January this year.
Despite attempts by the defence to prevent his detention being extended, Judge Ben-Zion Granberg extended the detention order until his extradition to the Bosnian Authorities is properly considered.