Naturalized Kentucky Citizen Sentenced to 14 Years For Bosnian War Crimes

Dec 27, 2017

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  Bosnia's war crimes court has convicted a Croatian woman of crimes committed against Bosnian Serb civilians during the country's 1992-95 war. It comes a year after she was extradited from Kentucky, where she had become a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Azra Basic, a former member of the Croatian and Bosnian Croat armies, was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison for taking part in what the court called the"killing and inhumane treatment, infliction of great pain and violation of bodily integrity and health" of imprisoned civilians.  She killed one man by stabbing him in the neck. Basic left Bosnia in 1994 and settled in Kentucky. She was arrested in Powell County in 2011 and fought extradition until last year, when a federal judge approved her deportation.