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Croatia: War Crimes Suspect Arrested

Zagreb, 18 August 1997 (RFE/RL) - Reports from Zagreb today say that indicted Bosnian Croat war crimes suspect Pero Skopljak is in custody in a Zagreb jail and is likely to be transferred to the international tribunal in The Hague tomorrow.

Court employees told Reuters that Skopljak is being held at Remetinec jail in a Zagreb suburb and is likely to be flown out to the Netherlands at around midday tomorrow. Our correspondent in Zagreb confirms that he has been arrested.

Skopljak was chief of police in the central Bosnian town of Vitez during the war between Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Muslims. He was indicted by the Hague tribunal for crimes committed in central Bosnia in 1993.