ICTY takes custody of long-sought war crimes suspect

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website; JURIST news archive] announced Friday that it had taken Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Sredoje Lukic [ICTY case backgrounder] into custody almost seven years after he was originally indicted. Lukic, a former policeman, is alleged to have been a member of "The White Eagles," a paramilitary group led by his cousin that has been accused of killing Bosnian Muslims during the Balkan conflict. Lukic reportedly fled to Russia in the late 1990s before surrendering [JURIST report] to Bosnian Serb authorities on Tuesday. Six war crimes suspects remain at large as the tribunal seeks to complete its work by 2010. The ICTY has a news release. Reuters has more.



 

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