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Bosnian Serb officer taken into custody for war crimes

[JURIST] A senior Bosnian Serb commander was officially taken into custody Sunday by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] at The Hague. Ljubisa Beara [indictment], a former colonel in the Bosnian Serb army, is accused of executing 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica [BBC report] in 1995.

Beara was arrested in Serbia Saturday and later taken to The Hague, where he could face life in prison on the charges of genocide, complicity in genocide, murder, persecutions and forced transfers. Reuters has more.

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