Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Former Top Bosnian Serb Official to Surrender to Hague Court

By VOA News
29 March 2005

A former top Bosnian Serb police official has agreed to surrender to the United Nations war crimes tribunal on charges of having a role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Bosnian Serb President Dragan Cavic announced the surrender plans of Ljubomir Borovcanin Tuesday. Bosnian Serb officials say he will travel to The Hague on Friday.

Mr. Borovcanin was indicted for alleged complicity in genocide in the deaths of nearly eight thousand Muslim men and boys after Serb forces captured the U.N. enclave of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1995.

Meanwhile, officials in neighboring Serbia say war crimes suspect General Sreten Lukic underwent vascular surgery Tuesday, ahead of his expected transfer to the tribunal.

The Hague Court has indicted General Lukic and three other Serbian generals for alleged war crimes committed against Kosovo Albanians in 1999.

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