Arrest sought of Serbian fugitive Goran Hadzic

Serge Brammertz

Serge Brammertz

A Serbian fugitive accused of war crimes committed in Croatia during the early 1990s must be arrested "without further delay" according to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Fifty-two year old Goran Hadzic is accused of playing a role in murdering hundreds of Croat civilians and the forcible deportation of about 28,000 Croats and other non-Serbs during the war in Croatia from 1991 to 1995.

ICTY Prosecutor, Serge Brammertz also urged the Serbian government to commit to investigating the network that supported Ratko Mladic, another war crimes suspect, who was arrested in May.

 "We also welcome the government's expressed determination to expose and punish any state official who assisted him. We ask the Serbian government to follow through on these undertakings as a matter of priority. We also ask the Serbian government to continue the operational improvements that led to Ratko Maldic's arrest. The recommendations set out in my report for strengthening Serbia's fugitive tracking remain valid. We want the remaining ICTY fugitive Goran Hadzic apprehended without further delay."

Duration:  30″

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