Former Serb paramilitary commander charged with war crimes
ZAGREB, Croatia — A former Serb paramilitary commander during the 1990s Balkan wars has been charged in Croatia with war crimes following his extradition from Australia. Croatia’s state prosecutors on Friday charged Dragan Vasiljkovic, also known as Captain Dragan and Daniel Snedden, with killings and torture of civilians while he was a rebel Serb commander during the 1991-95 Croatian war. He has denied the charges, which carry a maximum 20-year prison sentence in Croatia. Vasiljkovic, who was born in Serbia, came to Australia at the age of 15 but returned to the Balkans to train Croatian Serb rebels in 1991, when Serbs took up arms against Croatia’s secession from Yugoslavia.