Bosnia Serb paramilitary leader tranferred to Hague detention center

[JURIST] Gojko Jankovic, a Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader, was transferred to the detention facility for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] Monday after surrendering to Serbian authorities over the weekend. Jankovic is accused of encouraging his soldiers to perform acts of rape and torture on women arrested in the town of Foca during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. Jankovic is the sixth indicted war crimes suspect to surrender himself to the ICTY in the past two months. He turned himself in after receiving assurances from the Republic of Srpska [government website] that he would be released on bail prior to trial and that his family would receive government assistance should he be convicted. Read the ICTY press release announcing Jankovic's transfer. Read Jankovic's official ICTY indictment. Serbia's B92 has local coverage.

 

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