NATO arrests son of Bosnian war crimes fugitive

[JURIST] A spokesman for NATO [official website] said Thursday that multinational stabilization forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina had arrested Aleksandar Karadzic, son of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile] who is sought for genocide charges in the July 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in eastern Bosnia. Aleksandar is suspected of knowing where his father and other war criminals are hiding and also providing support to them, but Karadzic's family has repeatedly denied knowing where he is. UN prosecutors have said NATO needs to step up its efforts to find Karadzic [JURIST report], denouncing their unsuccessful attempts and the organization's lack of the "political will to bring him to justice." Upon his capture, Radovan Karadzic will stand trial before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] at The Hague. Read the NATO press release on Aleksandar Karadzic's arrest. AFP has more.

 

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