Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive: TV

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 20, 2011 3:39 AM
Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive: TV

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's last major warcrimes fugitive, a Croatian Serb wartime leader indicted for crimes against humanity during the 1991-95 Croatian war, has been arrested, a Serbian official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Goran Hadzic was a key figure in the breakaway Krajina Serb republic in Croatia, and after the arrest of wartime General Ratko Mladic earlier this year, he was Serbia's last remaining figure sought by the United Nations warcrimes tribunal in the Hague.

Serbia's President Boris Tadic scheduled an urgent news conference for 11 a.m. (0900 GMT)

(Reporting by Adam Tanner and Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Jon Boyle)