Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the murder of civilians in Sarajevo and Srebrenica during the Bosnian war, has been arrested in Serbia after being underground since 1997. Seems the lure of EU membership is getting the government there to turn up some old stones.
Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb wartime president and one of the world’s most wanted men, has been arrested, Serbian government and judicial sources have said.
The office of the Serbian president, Boris Tadic, confirmed that Karadzic had been arrested in Serbia. He was detained and taken to see judges of the war crimes court.
Karadzic, leader of the Bosnian Serbs during the 1992-95 Bosnia wawaitr, was indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague in July 1995 for authorising the shooting of civilians during the 43-month siege of Sarajevo.
He was indicted for genocide a second time four months later for orchestrating the slaughter of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia.