9 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Serbia and Montenegro's Human Rights Minister Rasim Ljajic says government officials will likely send directly to the UN war crimes tribunal a former Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader arrested on 8 August in Argentina.
Ljajic praised the arrest in Buenos Aires of war crimes suspect Milan Lukic. He said it had been the "result of intense activities and cooperation" between Serbian security forces and the international community.
Lukic, who had been on the run since the late 1990s, was the notorious leader of a paramilitary group known as the White Eagles. The Hague-based court has accused him of participating in the 1992 murders of 132 Bosnian Muslims in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad.
Lukic was indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal in 2000 for crimes against humanity. He has also been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in Serbia for war crimes.
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