Serb arrested for alleged war crimes

Bosnian police say they have arrested a Bosnian Serb man wanted for alleged war crimes committed against Muslims during the Balkan country's 1992-1995 war.

    Both Mladic (L) and Karadzic (R) are still at large

    Vojkan Djurkovic, 58, is wanted by the Bosnian war crimes court for crimes he allegedly committed while serving as a member of a Serb paramilitary unit known as the Tigers in the northeast of the former Yugoslav republic.

      

    He is accused of having participated in "ethnic cleansing" operations to remove the Muslim population from the village of Bijeljina, said a police officer who requested anonymity.

     

    More than 200,000 people were killed in the Bosnian conflict which saw some of the worst atrocities in Europe since the second world war.

      

    The two most wanted Bosnian war crimes suspects still at large in the Balkans are former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military chief Ratko Mladic.

      

    Both have been charged with genocide and other crimes by the UN war crimes tribunal based at The Hague.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.