Skip to comments.'Lovely' Kentucky woman accused of horrific war crimes
Posted on 03/18/2011 8:39:54 AM PDT by Ravnagora
STANTON, Ky. The arrest of a Croatian woman in small-town Kentucky for alleged war crimes two decades ago in the former Yugoslavia "brings her long run from justice to an end," a U.S. marshal said.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier ordered that Azra Basic, 52, be held without bond pending an April 1 status hearing and appointed her a lawyer.
Prosecutors argued that no bail amount would guarantee Basic's presence in court.
Federal agents arrested Basic on Tuesday. A complaint filed by U.S. Attorney James Arehart accuses Basic of committing crimes at three camps in the early 1990s near the majority-Serbian settlement of Cardak in Derventa in Bosnia.
The Croatian woman locals in Stanton knew as "Issabella" settled years ago in this rural, hilly area and took jobs bathing elderly nursing home patients and working at a sandwich factory.
This week, acquaintances were shocked to hear the secret that Bosnian war crimes investigators said Basic has been hiding for two decades.
As a soldier in the Croatian army, she killed a prisoner and tortured others by forcing them to drink human blood and gasoline, authorities said.
U.S. Marshal Loren "Squirrel" Carl said considering the "shocking nature" of the accusations, officers were relieved to have captured Basic.
"This brings her long run from justice to an end," Carl said.
According to court documents, Basic is charged with fatally stabbing a prisoner in the neck in 1992 during the bloody conflict in the Balkans.
Court documents accuse her of numerous other atrocities, including: Setting a prisoner ablaze, pulling out prisoners' fingernails with pliers, ripping off a man's ear with pliers and carving crosses and the letter "S" into another man's flesh.
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If she get to know you
She goin’ to own you
Lovely if you’re into hippopotamus’- guilty!
Where was the warning? My eyes, my eyes! Do not use the words lovely when a picture like this appears.
She look like she directly from central casting when they asked for the Helga-type prison matron.
I had no idea Edward G. Robinson was still alive.
See every time we get involved the trash finds it way here.
It’s people like her that convince me to take a bullet, rather than surrendering. Go down fighting, and if I can take out a few of her animals on the way down, so much the better.
Ok, let me see if I understand this...a Croat (Catholic ?) woman accused of war crimes by moslems against the Bosnians (moslems ?) is hunted down, yet we can’t find any Bosnians who commited similar if not worse atrocities against Christians?
Ok, got it. Christian = bad - moslem = good.
Understanding that there were atrocities committed by both sides, just pointing out the obvious and blatant hypocrisy.
“I had no idea Edward G. Robinson was still alive”
She’s ernestborgninian ugly.
I feel your pain. ‘Lovely’ was their characterization, not mine. I thought the irony was striking.
Well, I think we can all agree that “Squirrel” is a cool nickname for a US Marshall.
This can’t be true, Croats and their Muslim allies could do no wrong in the Balkans, it was the only the Serbs who grew horns and danced with the devil.(sarc)
Sadly, I don’t see many scenarios where she could be executed for her crimes. She eluded justice for 20 years and will probably continue to elude true justice even longer.
She looks like Helga the Horrible.
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