Bosnian Serb paramilitary commander faces UN war crimes tribunal

[JURIST] After his arrest [JURIST report] in Buenos Aires earlier this week, Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader Milan Lukic agreed Tuesday to be extradited and face new charges before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website; JURIST news archive], according to court papers. The UN court says that Lukic will face charges [ICTY press release; amended indictment] of crimes against humanity and violations of laws or customs of war for extermination, persecutions, murder and inhumane acts committed in southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1994. Lukic, who was convicted in absentia [JURIST report] by a Serbian war crimes court and sentenced to 20 years for his role in the 1993 abduction and killing of 20 Bosnian Muslims, has denied allegations he took part in atrocities during the Bosnian war. Argentine officials did not say when Lukic might be extradited. Reuters has more.

 

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