Serb general Lukic heads to ICTY

[JURIST] Former Serbian police general Sreten Lukic was delivered Monday to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] in The Hague. It is as yet unclear whether he surrendered, or was arrested and forcibly transferred. Eyewitnesses reported seeing Lukic approached by government officials Monday after a medical check-up. Lukic has chronic heart problems and underwent a second heart surgery in March. Lukic had previously indicated he would surrender following approval from his doctors, but had been accused of stalling. The ICTY reportedly assured Serbia that Lukic's health would be carefully monitored. Lukic is accused of overseeing the murder of over 12,000 Kosovo Albanians in 1999. Lukic is the 10th indicted war crimes suspect to be turned over to the ICTY this year, as Serbia attempts to improve its image in preparation for a membership feasibility report due out next week from the European Union [official website]. Read Lukic's ICTY indictment [official text]. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the ICTY [JURIST news archive]. Read the official ICTY press release on Lukic's transfer. Reuters has more on the Lukic transfer. Serbia's B92 Radio has local coverage.

 

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