Serbia hands war crimes suspect Stojan Zupljanin to ICTY

June 21st, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Belgrade, June 21 (DPA) Serbia Saturday flew Serb Stojan Zupljanin, accused of genocide in the Bosnian 1990s war, to the Netherlands to produce him before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Tanjug news agency said. The arrest and extradition of war crime suspects is a key requirement for Serbia’s further progress to European Union (EU) membership.

After Zupljanin, there are three more fugitive suspects - Bosnian Serbs Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic and the Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic.

Zupljanin, 56, was arrested June 11 in Pancevo, an industrial town near Belgrade. He was a prominent member of Karadzic’s authorities during the 1992-95 Bosnian war which carried out the July 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica.

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