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Argentina Extradites War Crimes Suspect To Hague

Milan Lukic in 1992 (AFP) 20 February 2006 – Officials in Argentina say that Bosnian-Serb war crimes suspect Milan Lukic is being extradited to the UN war crimes court at The Hague in the Netherlands.

The AP quotes Argentinian federal justice officials as saying Lukic was put on a plane headed for Spain, and will eventually arrive at The Hague.

Argentinian police captured Lukic in August 2005.

The UN court has charged Lukic, a former paramilitary soldier, with abducting and killing Muslims during the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

A Serbian court last year sentenced him in absentia to 20 years in prison for his involvement in the abductions.


The Fugitives

The Fugitives

Ratko Mladic (left) confers with Radovan Karadzic during a meeting in Pale in 1993 (epa)


Ten years have passed since former Bosnian Serb leader RADOVAN KARADZIC and his former military commander General RATKO MLADIC were indicted by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes. The two fugitives remain at large, despite the obligation of NATO-led peacekeepers and the various governments in the region to arrest the indictees and send them to The Hague. Many people wonder why the most powerful military alliance in history and a host of governments seeking Euro-Atlantic integration remain unable to catch the two... (more)


To listen to wartime audio of Ratko Mladic, click here.

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