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War criminal Karadzic is due to be relocated to Great Britain

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that 75-year-old Karadzic was being transferred from the UN prison in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, to a British prison. "Radovan Karadzic is one of the few people who have been found guilty of genocide," said Raab. Britain is proud to have supported the prosecution of these "heinous crimes" for decades.

In 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced Karadzic to 40 years in prison for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. On appeal in March 2019, the judges increased the sentence to life.

Responsible for mass killings

Karadzic was President of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 during the Bosnian War. During this time, the former Bosnian Serb leader ordered mass killings and expulsions of non-Serb civilians. The massacre of thousands of Muslim boys and men in Srebrenica also took place at this time. Karadzic was on the run for almost 13 years after the war. In 2008 he was arrested in Belgrade, where he had settled as a healer under an assumed name.

Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor is already in custody in Great Britain. Taylor had been sentenced to 50 years in prison by the Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone for crimes against humanity. He has been serving his sentence in a maximum security prison in Durham, northeast England, since 2013.

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