World briefs

Swiss to extradite Oric to Bosnia

GENEVA - Switzerland is to extradite former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric to Bosnia rather than Serbia, which had issued the warrant for his arrest.

Oric, who led Muslim forces in Bosnia's east during its 1992-1995 civil war, was arrested on June 10 in Geneva, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity against ethnic Serbs.

His arrest sparked outrage in Bosnia and threatened relations with Belgrade, but Switzerland has decided to send Oric to his home country, where he also faces war crimes allegations. The Muslim member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency Bakir Izetbegovic backed the decision.


South African V-P 'should rot in jail'

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's opposition yesterday targeted Vice-President Cyril Ramaphosa among top officials they want prosecuted after the release of a report into a police massacre of 34 striking miners.

The radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party said it will take action to ensure that the "political elite" behind the 2012 killings at Lonmin's Marikana mine were jailed.

"We shall not rest until justice is served and those responsible are sent to rot in jail, particularly Cyril Ramaphosa," the EFF said.

The massacre was the worst police violence in South Africa since the end of apartheid.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2015, with the headline 'World briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe