(AFP) – Jun 20, 2008
BELGRADE (AFP) — Bosnian Serb Stojan Zupljanin, one of the most wanted war crimes suspects, was transferred on Saturday to The Hague where the UN war crimes tribunal sits, independent B92 radio reported.
Zupljanin, arrested last week near Belgrade, was brought to Belgrade airport shortly after 4:00 am (0200 GMT), the report said.
The Bosnian Serb was reportedly aboard a JAT plane on a regular flight to Amsterdam and would be handed over to The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
Zupljanin, a former police chief, is wanted for his alleged role in atrocities against Bosnian Muslims and Croats during the 1992-95 war.
He was a former aide to another top fugitive, Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic, who remains at large along with the military chief at the time, Ratko Mladic.
A third top fugitive is Goran Hadzic, wartime president of the self-proclaimed Croatian Serb republic of Krajina.
Serbia's full cooperation with the UN war crimes tribunal is a key condition for closer ties between the country and the European Union.
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