Bosnia detains ex-secret police agent wanted by Germany

15th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

According to local media the man was an agent of UDBA, the secret police organisation of the former Yugoslavia.

Sarajevo -- Bosnian police said last week they arrested a suspected former communist secret police agent on an international arrest warrant issued by Germany over his alleged role in a murder.

The German warrant wants Ivan Lasica for "aiding and inciting murder", police said in a statement without elaborating.

The 75-year-old was arrested near the southern town of Siroki Brijeg.

According to local media Lasica was an agent of UDBA, the secret police organisation of the former Yugoslavia.

UDBA is believed to have been behind a number of killings of anti-communist militants in then communist Yugoslavia and outside the country.

However, Lasica who is a Bosnian national is likely to be released as the country does not allow its citizens to be extradited.

AFP/Expatica

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