Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Karadžić located and arrested

During the night of the 21st of July Radovan Karadžić was located and arrested by Serbian security officers.

Radovan Karadžić is charged with genocide for the murder of close to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995. The indictment alleges that Radovan Karadžić also committed genocide, persecutions and other crimes when forces under his command killed non-Serbs during and after attacks on towns throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The arrest of Radovan Karadžić was welcomed as a "milestone" by war crimes prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [ICTY] in The Hague.

1 comment:

Niels said...

It is a good thing that he has finally been caught.

It will now be interesting to see how long the trial will last. The ICTY has had many years in gathering and preparing the evidence against Mr. Karadzic.

The ethnic cleaning as exercised by all parties in the yugoslav Conflict remains the greatest European massacre up to date.

It will also shed light into the mass murder in Srebrenica and may give more background information on both the reasons to use Srebrenica as a safe haven and the subsequent attack on the city.