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Man convicted in riot seeking pardon

Seeks pardon in riot

The North Dakota Pardon Advisory Board will hold an emergency meeting today to consider granting a pardon to a Fargo man convicted of engaging in a riot while armed.

Mevludin Hidanovic is set to be deported to his native Bosnia on or before March 5.

Hidanovic and his wife have maintained his innocence before and after his conviction resulting from a 2006 brawl at the Red River Valley Fair.

The pardon hearing is set for 3:15 p.m. today in Bismarck.