Bosnian Serb warfare legal Radovan Karadžić will serve the remainder of his life sentence for genocide in UK jail, the British authorities revealed on Wednesday.
Karadžić, 75, was sentenced to 40 years in 2016 for his function within the 1995 Srebrenica bloodbath and the four-year siege of Sarajevo by Serb forces from 1992 to 1996.
After the warfare, Karadžić went on the run and was solely caught and handed over to a warfare crimes tribunal on the Hague in 2008. In 2019, his sentence was elevated to life.
“Karadžić is among the few individuals to have been discovered responsible of genocide,” stated International Secretary Dominic Raab.
“He was chargeable for the bloodbath of males, ladies and kids on the Srebrenica genocide and helped prosecute the siege of Sarajevo with its remorseless assaults on civilians.
We must always take satisfaction in the truth that, from UK assist to safe his arrest to the jail cell he now faces, Britain has supported the 30-year pursuit of justice for these heinous crimes.”
Karadžić is presently in custody on the Hague and can now be moved to an unnamed British jail.
The battle in Bosnia was Europe’s bloodiest since World Warfare II, leaving 100,000 useless and hundreds of thousands homeless.
The Worldwide Prison Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague convicted scores of individuals concerned within the Balkan conflicts of the Nineties, with the inmates despatched to a number of European nations to serve their sentences.