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Karadzic: The secret life of a fugitive

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Karadzic: The secret life of a fugitive


More claims about the secret life led by Radovan Karadciz while a fugitive from justice have emerged.

The former Bosnian Serb leader is being held in Belgrade amid a legal battle over his expected transfer to the international war crimes tribunal in the Hague to face genocide charges.

He had been on the run for 11 years, living under the assumed name of Dragan Dabic and working in an alternative health clinic.

He had also radically altered his appearance.

The Serbian media have reported claims that he had a mistress called Mila and a family in the US.

In reality he remains legally married to Ljiljana Zelen-Karadzic.

It is also said he was a regular in a bar called The Madhouse, where he drank under a wartime portrait of himself.

While intrigued by the details many Serbs just want to get on with their lives.

“This isn’t politics for ordinary people. These are big games. We’re just people trying to make ends meet,” said one man in Belgrade.

A woman said she just wanted the country to move on: “Our children should learn what it’s like to live in Europe and a better world.”

But a minority of Serbs still stongly support Karadzic. There have been several public protests since his arrest on Monday.

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