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Accused war criminal (Captain Dragan) arrested
ACCUSED Balkan war criminal Dragan Vasiljkovic has been arrested in Sydney by Australian Federal Police, the Federal Government said today.
Attorney General Philip Ruddock today announced the arrest of Vasiljkovic, 51, who is accused of war crimes during the Balkan conflict. The move follows a provisional request by the Croatian Government.
The Perth man is accused of war crimes during the Balkan conflict.
The Croatian Government has 60 days to make a formal extradition request.
"The Australian Government will work closely with the Croatian government to ensure that any extradition request satisfies the requirements of the Australian Extradition Act so that proceedings can be commenced," Mr Ruddock said.
"Australia is committed to international legal co-operation. "However, we also have to ensure that persons subject to extradition requests are accorded due process under the Extradition Act. "As this is an on-going law enforcement matter it is not appropriate for me to comment further".
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