War Crimes Suspect Extradited from United States to Croatia

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ZAGREB, February 2, 2018 – War crimes suspect Slobodan Mutić, who lived in the US since 1999, was brought to a Sisak prison on Thursday. In the US he was convicted for lying in his immigration papers that he had not broken the law or been involved in genocide or ethnic cleansing.

Mutić was deported on a warrant issued by the Sisak County Court, the court told Hina, adding that he was accused of war crimes against civilians as well as murder for gain.

After Mutić was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in Ohio in 2016, US media quoted Assistant US Attorney Matthew Cronin as saying that Mutić was wanted in Croatia for the murder of Stjepan and Paula Cindić as well as his former girlfriend Aleksandra Živković.

Cronin said Mutić and Dragan Perenčević robbed and killed the Cindrić couple, believing they were members of the HDZ party, and that Mutić was believed to have shot dead Živković in 1993 after she broke up with him.

Entering the US in 1999, Mutić applied for refugee status, lying in his immigration papers that he had never been indicted, convicted or involved in genocide or murder on racial, religious, ethnic or political grounds. Several years later, when he applied for a residence permit, the Department of Homeland Security found out that Croatia had issued a warrant for his arrest.

The extradition of wanted persons from the US to Croatia was discussed by Croatian Interior Minister Davor Božinović on a recent visit to Washington.


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