Fikret Abdić

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Fikret Abdić
Mayor of Velika Kladuša
Assumed office
8 November 2016
Preceded byEdin Behrić
President of the Autonomous
Province of Western Bosnia
In office
27 September 1993 – 7 August 1995
Prime MinisterZlatko Jušić
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byPost abolished
1st Muslim Member of Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
20 December 1990 – 20 October 1993
Serving with Alija Izetbegović
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byNijaz Duraković
Personal details
Born (1939-09-29) 29 September 1939 (age 81)
Velika Kladuša, Yugoslavia
Political partySKJ (1958–1990)
SDA (1990–1993)
DNZ (1993–2013)
LS BiH(2016-present)
ChildrenErvin Abdić, Edina Abdić- Pleho, Ervina Abdić, Elvira Abdić-Jelenović
ProfessionEconomist
Businessman

Fikret Abdić (born 29 September 1939) is a Bosnian politician and businessman.[1]

In 2002 he was convicted on charges of war crimes against Bosniaks loyal to the Bosnian government by a court in Croatia and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment,[1] which was later reduced on appeal to 15 years by the Supreme Court of Croatia.

On 9 March 2012, he was released after having served two thirds of his reduced sentence.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ex-Bosnian Warlord Sentenced". New York Times. 1 August 2002.
  2. "Bosnian Warlord Freed From Croatian Jail After Serving War-Crimes Sentence". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 9 March 2012.