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Former Bosnian Serb Leader Agrees To Extradition

10 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- A former Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader sought by the UN war crimes tribunal has agreed to be extradited and face charges at the court in The Hague.

Court documents in Buenos Aires, Argentina, say Milan Lukic admitted during a hearing before a judge on 9 August that he had used fake documents and waived his right to contest extradition to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

It was not immediately clear when Lukic, age 37, will be extradited to the Netherlands.

Lukic was indicted by the UN's war crimes tribunal in The Hague in 2000 for crimes against humanity. He was the leader of a paramilitary group accused of involvement in the 1992 killings of over 130 Bosnian Muslims in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

Lukic was arrested on 8 August in Buenos Aires.


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