Almaz Nezirovic, of Norfolk, Va., is alleged to have committed war crimes against Serb civilians as a guard at the Rabic prison camp in Derventa during the Bosnian War, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said in a statement.
Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested Nezirovic, 54, at his home in June 2011 on charges of naturalization fraud after receiving information from Bosnian prosecutors in 2009 that he was suspected of being a war criminal.
Agents located Nezirovic in Norfolk and in 2010 began interviewing former prisoners who had been severely beaten at the camp.
Nezirovic is alleged to have been a member of a Croatian-Muslim paramilitary group who became a guard at the prison in 1992. Bosnian officials charge that while working at the camp, Nezirovic caused unarmed prisoners "severe personal injury," by beating, humiliating and traumatizing them, ICE said.
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