Radovan Karadzic – leader convicted over Srebrenica genocide – to be transferred to UK prison

Radovan Karadzic – the Bosnian Serb political leader convicted over the Srebrenica genocide – is to be transferred to a UK prison to serve the remainder of his sentence.

In a statement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “Radovan Karadzic is one of the few people to have been found guilty of genocide.

“He was responsible for the massacre of men, women and children at the Srebrenica genocide and helped prosecute the siege of Sarajevo with its remorseless attacks on civilians.

“We should take pride in the fact that, from UK support to secure his arrest, to the prison cell he now faces, Britain has supported the 30 year pursuit of justice for these heinous crimes.”

The 75-year-old was found guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in March 2016.

And in 2019, UN appeals judges increased Karadzic’s sentence from 40 years to life imprisonment.

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