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War crimes suspect Karadzic arrested

Radovan Karadzic, former Serbian president who is accused of killing 8,000 Bosniaks, including children, in Srebrenica, was arrested after 13 years in hiding. Bosniaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina rejoiced a

War criminal Karadzic was arrested in raid organized by Serbian security forces. In a statement released from the office of Serbian president Boris Tadic regarding the arrest of Karadzic, it was stated that Karadzic was caught in an operation organized by Serbian security forces the previous day.      

Serge Brammertz, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Dutch city of Lahey, expressed his contentment over the arrest of Karadzic.     

Accusations against Karadzic 

Former Serbian president Karadzic was head of the Serbian Democratic Party and Commander of the Serb forces in Bosnia for some time. Karadzic was searched for the mass killing of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 and a number of other war crimes during the Bosnian War between 1992 and 1995.     

Karadzic, who was first accused on 24th of July 1995, was at large for 13 years. Karadzic is accused of "genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, premeditated murder, persecution, forcible transfer, crimes against humanity, massacre of Muslim Bosniaks, Bosnian Croats, and other non-Serb Bosnian between 1992 and 1995."        

If extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia set up to try war criminals in the former Yugoslavia, Karadzic will be the 44th Serbian to be tried for war crimes by the Hague tribunal.

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