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Former Serb paramilitary extradited to The Hague

Former Serb paramilitary extradited to The Hague
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The former paramilitary Serb leader arrested in Argentina has accepted extradition to the UN War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.

Milan Lukic was picked up in Argentina after more than five years on the run. The indictement against him alleges that in 1992 he formed a group referred to as the White Eagles which worked with local police and military to bring a reign of terror on the local Muslim population. One of more grisly crimes in the indictment alleges Lukic forced 65 Bosnian Muslim women, children and elderly men into a house in Visegrad and set it on fire. Anyone who tried to climb out was said to have been shot. The 37-year-old is also wanted in Serbia, where he was sentenced in absentia two years ago to 20 years in prison for torturing and murdering 16 muslim civilians abducted from a bus.