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Ex-Bosnian-Serb Leader and War Crimes Suspect Radovan Karadzic Arrested

By VOA News
21 July 2008

Serbian President Boris Tadic's office has announced the arrest of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most wanted men.

Karadzic, who has been on the run for more than 10 years, is wanted by the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague on charges of genocide.

As Bosnian Serb leader during the 1990s war, Karadzic is accused of authorizing the murders of thousands of civilians. This includes the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

He was one of four fugitive Balkan wartime leaders sought by the war crimes tribunal. Ex-Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic are still at large.

Serbian police arrested ex-Bosnian Serb police commander Stojan Zupljanin last month.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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