Last Yugoslav war crimes fugitive arrested

 

Goran Hadzic

The last remaining fugitive, out of the total of 161 people indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)  has been arrested.

Goran Hadzic was taken into custody Wednesday in Serbia after 7 years on the run.

Julie Walker reports.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia  says it welcomes the arrest of Goran Hadzic. He was indicted by The Hague in 2004 for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in eastern Slavonia, Croatia, between 1991 and 1992, including the levelling of Vukovar. During the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Hadzic was President of the Government of the self-proclaimed "Serbian Autonomous District". Hadzic is being transferred into the Tribunal's custody and is expected to arrive in The Hague within days.

Julie Walker, United Nations

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