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Bosnian faces US indictment in connection with war crimes

[JURIST] Marko Boskic, a Bosnian accused of sharing a role in slaughtering thousands of Muslims in the former Yugoslavia, was indicted Wednesday on charges he falsified information on his immigration applications to the US regarding his involvement in the massacre. Federal prosecutors accuse Boskic of membership in the 10th Sabotage Detachment, which was involved in the 1995 massacre near Srebrenica in which nearly 7,500 men and boys were slaughtered in the span on nine days.

Boskic, who has been living in Boston for the last four years, faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the four document-fraud charges and five years on a count of making false statements. He also faces deportation to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he may be tried as a war criminal by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. AP has more. For more from JURIST's Paper Chase on war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, click here. Click here for more from BBC on Srebrenica and background on the war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.

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