Karadzic brought to detention centre to stand trial (Lead)

July 30th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS  

The Hague, July 30 (DPA) Serbian war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic arrived in the Netherlands and is in detention in the Hague where he will stand trial at the UN tribunal, news reports said Wednesday. At 7.40 a.m. (0540 GMT) two black mini buses entered through the gates of the UN detention centre in Scheveningen, near the Hague. A few minutes later two helicopters arrived, one of which landed at main court inside the prison compound, while the second kept circling above.

Earlier, Karadzic had arrived at Rotterdam Airport at 6.30 a.m. (0430 GMT), transported by a Serbian government plane.

Shortly after the helicopter landed, the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) confirmed Karadzic had arrived at the UN detention centre. The ICTY did not specify whether he had been transported by air or in one of the two mini buses which arrived 10 minutes earlier.

Karadzic, who was arrested in Belgrade July 21, will face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995.

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