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UK 'helping' Serbs cover up genocide
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:20:20 GMT
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Former Bosnian President Ejup Ganic will reappear in court on April 20, when the court will appoint a date for the formal extradition hearing.
Former Bosnian President Ejup Ganic, who is fighting extradition from Britain to Serbia, has accused London of eagerly seeking to "rewrite history."

Ganic accused British authorities of effectively enacting the wishes of late Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic in altering the facts of Serbian atrocities during the Balkan war.

The ex-Bosnian leader, who was detained at London's Heathrow Airport on March 1, made the remarks outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, following an extradition hearing.

"It appears the British government volunteers to do the police job for the Milosevic regime which is still more or less in some way very active," Ganic told reporters a day after Home Secretary Alan Johnson certified Serbia's extradition request.

Ganic, 64, is one of the 18 other high-ranking officials from the former Bosnian government facing a warrant by a criminal court in Belgrade for their alleged role in the 1992 killing of 42 Serbian soldiers.

He was imprisoned for 10 days and later granted bail on 300,000 pounds.

"The British government also volunteered to help Serbs to rewrite the chapter of Srebrenica and other places where genocide has been committed," he said, recalling two of the worst atrocities committed in Europe since the Second World War.

Some 8,000 Muslim boys and men were massacred in eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995.

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