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2008-07-23 06:00:24

THE arrest of Radovan Karadzic, after 13 years on the run, will not bring total closure to the horror story that was the Balkans during the 1990s, but it is a start. For Karadzic was responsible for the worst genocide and ethnic cleansing seen in Europe since the Nazi era, including the murder of 8,000 Muslim Bosnian men and boys in Srebrenica, in July 1995. That particular massacre lasted three long days, as each victim was individually shot in the back of the head with a pistol, before...

2008-07-23 03:00:26

BELGRADE, Serbia - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, accused architect of massacres making him one of the world's top war crimes fugitives, was arrested Monday evening in a raid that ended a near 13-year manhunt, the country's president and the U.N. tribunal said. Mr. Karadzic is the suspected mastermind of mass killings that the U.N. war crimes tribunal described as "scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history." They include the 1995 massacre of 8,000...

2008-07-23 00:00:22

CHICAGO _ Over the past decade, as borders and barriers across an increasingly integrated Europe seemingly fell with each passing day, new ones were being constructed around Serbia. Most Serbs chafed under their deepening isolation, but a sense of national martyrdom and the refusal to turn over two indicted war criminals converged to keep Serbia on Europe's doorstep, a potential trouble spot for the continent. The European Union made clear that impoverished Serbia would be kept in penury...

2008-07-23 00:00:12

By MARCUS TANNER HOW FRUSTRATED Carla del Ponte must feel. The former chief prosecutor of the Hague war crimes tribunal was desperate to see Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic in the dock before she stood down. "I want my fugitives!" she would declaim on her tours of European capitals, tirelessly fighting off moves by Brussels to give Serbia the chance of EU membership before the handover of the court's two most wanted men. The trial of Slobodan Milosevic, which consumed the latter half of...

2008-07-22 18:00:25

THE Foreign Secretary today hailed the capture of war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic after he was arrested by Serbian security. The Bosnian-Serb wartime leader was taken into custody by security services, Serbian president Boris Tadic's office I said last night. I Karadzic, 63, is accused of being responsible for more than 20,000 deaths, including Europe's worst atrocity for 60 years, the slaughter of 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. Foreign Secretary David Miliband...

2008-07-22 12:00:13

Text of report in English by Albanian state news agency ATA Tirana, 22 July: The Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha hailed on Tuesday the arrest of Radovan Karadzic as another deserved blow against the Serbian ultra-nationalism, according to Premier's spokeswoman Juela Mecani. A press release published on the website of the Prime Ministry considers arrest of Karadzic, one of the most barbarous figures of the Serbian ultra-nationalism and the main responsible for the genocide and ethnic...

2008-07-22 09:00:12

By Dusan Stojanovic Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia -- Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, accused architect of massacres and the politician considered most responsible for the deadly siege of Sarajevo, was arrested Monday evening in a Serbian police raid ending his 13 years as the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive. His alleged partner in the persecution and "cleansing" of tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims and Croats, former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic,...

2008-07-22 06:00:12

By Shan Ross RADOVAN Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect and one of the world's most wanted men, was arrested in Serbia last night after more than a decade in hiding. Karadzic, 63, is accused of masterminding mass killings that the UN war crimes tribunal described as "scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history". He was arrested in a sweep by Serbian security forces, the office of president Boris Tadic confirmed. A spokesman said Karadzic has been taken...

2008-07-21 21:00:12

Serbian forces have captured alleged war criminal Radovan Karadzic, accused of overseeing atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s, officials said Monday. Karadzic, who was president of the Bosnian-Serb republic during the war, had been a fugitive for more than 10 years, eluding capture despite intense efforts to apprehend him and other alleged war criminals. Karadzic, 63, was indicted in 1995 by the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on charges including...

2008-07-18 09:00:29

By Elissa Gootman Russia and China voiced concerns about the pursuit of the president of Sudan by international prosecutors, raising the possibility that the UN Security Council could intervene to forestall the prosecution, diplomats said. In a closed session on Wednesday, the council began its first discussions on Sudan since prosecutors at the International Criminal Court requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on charges of genocide, war crimes and...


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