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Leading war crimes suspect sent to Hague Tribunal

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Leading war crimes suspect sent to Hague Tribunal


War crimes suspect Stojan Zupljanin has been transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Arrested near Belgrade earlier this month, the former Bosnian Serb police chief is charged with responsibility for the murder, persecution, torture, and deportation of non-Serb civilians.

Prosecutors in the Hague have also charged him in connection with the wanton destruction of towns and religious institutions.

Zupljanin was one of four remaining fugitives wanted by the court for war crimes committed during the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s.

Those still at large include former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic and his military commander Ratko Mladic.

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