Argentina judge sending Serb war crimes suspect to Hague tribunal

[JURIST] Argentine judge Jorge Urso has decided to send accused Bosnian Serb war criminal Milan Lukic, arrested in Buenos Aires [JURIST report] in August, to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] in The Hague for trial, according to AFP sources. Lukic, one of the 10 most-wanted Bosnian Serbs, had been on the run for more than five years, and has been accused of responsibility for the murder of some 150 Bosnian Muslims in the 1992-95 Bosnian war. He faces 21 crimes against humanity charges and 12 war crimes charges for persecution, murder and inhumane acts. Serbian newspapers have reported that Lukic wants to go to The Hague rather than face a Serbian tribunal on the same charges because he fears for his life. AFP has more.

 

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