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Australian citizen to be extradited to face trial in Croatia for involvement in Balkan war crimes

An Australian citizen who is a former Croatian war general will be extradited to face trial in Croation over coming days reports SBS.

Dragan Vasiljkovic, also known as Daniel Snedden, who has been fighting extradition for almost a decade, will face trial in the Croatian city of Split for alleged involvement in war cries during the Balkan conflict in the 1990s.

Mr Snedden’s  lawyer, Darko Stanich, who will defend him in court, said,

“The fact is that he is the first Australian citizen to be extradited to another country, for now, without final judgment.  If he is imprisoned it doesn't mean that he is truly guilty. Whether guilty or not will be determined through a judicial process. However, according to my information, he is already more than eight or nearly nine years in extradition detention in Australia without a final verdict.”