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Argentina transfers Serb war crimes suspect to Hague tribunal

[JURIST] An Argentine official said Monday that Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Milan Lukic [JURIST news archive] has been handed over [JURIST report] to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] and is now headed to The Hague for trial.

Lukic [ICTY case backgrounder], who was arrested in Buenos Aires [JURIST report] in August, is one of the 10 most-wanted Bosnian Serbs and had been on the run for more than five years. He is alleged to have been the leader of "The White Eagles," a paramilitary group accused of killing Bosnian Muslims during the Balkan conflict. He has been accused of responsibility for the murder of some 150 Bosnian Muslims in the 1992-95 Bosnian war and faces 21 crimes against humanity charges and 12 war crimes charges for persecution, murder and inhumane acts. Read the full text of the ICTY indictment. Reuters has more.

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