By Sam BerensonThe story of one woman who fought for her faith in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been told across the globe.
Now, a Serbian woman is facing trial for her role in the case.
Serbia is trying to find out if the woman, who lives in the Balkans, was actually a Bosnian Muslim, a religion that is illegal in Serbia and punishable by death.
In this video interview with NPR’s In These Times, NPR’s Robert Siegel and In These Days contributor, NPR News national security correspondent David Welna, talk to a woman who helped end a Bosniak plot to attack her country.
The trial of Amedy Mladic has been scheduled for next month.
It was announced on Monday by the Serbian prosecutors.
Mladica has been on trial for orchestrating the assassination of Serbian President Radovan Karadzic.
Mladic, the former president, was captured in the city of Novi Sad in April 2015 and was later executed.
Prosecutors have said he planned to attack the Serbian capital of Belgrade and assassinate Karadzić in revenge for the 2003 NATO war crimes tribunal’s ruling that accused Karadji of atrocities in Bosnia.
Mladenic and his supporters said the killing was a revenge for Serbia’s involvement in the war.
They say Mladics plans were thwarted by the international community, which accused Serbia of supporting Bosnian Serb forces in the conflict.
A group of Muslim clerics led by Maulana Abdullahi Yusuf, a cleric in Bosnia, issued a statement in August 2016 calling on the international body to stop supporting Karadjis death sentence.
The group said Karadciks killing should be commuted to life in prison.
Amedy is an activist and writer based in Serbia, where she has lived for more than two decades.
She has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC and other media outlets.
In the past, she was the editor of a Serbian newspaper that has an Islamic name and publishes an article calling for Muslims to be protected from “foreign invasion.”
She has written that she has a strong sense of religious responsibility for Bosnia and that she is a victim of a government conspiracy to target Muslims.
Her father, who is also a Bosnian Muslim, said in a statement he is relieved Mladican is now behind bars.
“This is a great honor for us and the Muslim community,” said Abdullahi.
“I thank God for a Muslim who has stood up for the religion of Islam.”
Mladica’s trial has attracted the attention of the International Criminal Court, which has ordered her to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for the death of Radovan and the Bosnian Muslims in the fall of 2015.
She is also facing a criminal trial for genocide, crimes against Islam and war crimes in Serbia.