Hearing set for woman accused of Bosnia war crimes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Attorneys are set to begin arguing the
case of a Croation woman facing extradition to Europe on charges of
murder and torture stemming from the unraveling of Yugoslavia in
the 1990s.

The hearing for 52-year-old Azra Basic is set to begin Monday at
9:30 a.m. in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

The U.S. government wants to return Basic to Bosnia to face
charges. Basic's attorney, Patrick Nash, is fighting the
extradition.

According to court documents, Basic is charged with fatally
stabbing a prisoner in the neck in 1992 during the conflict, in
which more than 100,000 people were killed.

Basic had been living for several years in in eastern Kentucky,
where she worked at a nursing home and a nearby food factory,
before her arrest in March.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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