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US deportee's lawyer denies war crimes allegation

ICE deports a former Bosnian-Serb police commander tied to Srebrenica genocide. Case is among hundreds identified by ICE’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center.

US deportee's lawyer denies war crimes allegation

CREATED May 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada immigration lawyer who fought the deportation of a former Bosnian Serb police commander accused of playing a role in a 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims says his client is no war criminal.

Attorney Don Chairez tells The Associated Press there's no evidence Dejan Radojkovic ever killed anybody.

Federal immigration and customs enforcement officials say Radojkovic was turned over to Bosnia-Herzegovina police following his arrival Thursday in Sarajevo.

Chairez says the 61-year-old and his children had a modest grocery business in Las Vegas before his arrest in 2009.

U.S. and Bosnian authorities say Radojkovic was a leader of a police brigade that rounded up about 200 Bosnian Muslim men for execution after Bosnian Serb forces overran U.N. peacekeepers in Srebrenica.