The former political leader of the Bosnian Serb was sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He said he feared reprisals from Muslim extremists.
For the former warlord, serving a sentence in Britain seemed to be another political failure. Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to life imprisonment in March 2019 for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) and refused to be imprisoned in the United Kingdom . The former Bosnian Serb political leader was arrested in the name of a master of the new era after a long trip in Belgrade in July 2008. He will spend nearly 13 years in Scheveningen prison on the outskirts of The Hague. time.
According to an informal agreement, the convicted cannot serve a sentence on Dutch territory, but must be sent to a third country that has reached an agreement with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). But Radovan Karadzic did not want to cross the North Sea. The former Bosnian Serb political leader said that he was worried about the retaliation of extremist Muslims, or the need to live in isolation to ensure safety that would otherwise be impossible. But his request was rejected.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab (Dominic Raab) recalled in a statement that Mr. Karadzic is one of the few “Convicted of genocide” For the war in Bosnia, he was “Responsible for the massacres of men, women and children during the Srebrenica massacre, and assisted in the siege of Sarajevo, carried out relentless attacks on civilians.”
After two to three years of waiting, the international forces began to actively search for war criminals in the Balkans in 1997 and participated in the competition between the battalions. Until 2008, Karadzic will have been unable to win the trophy.
The 75-year-old former Bosnian Serb political leader now believes that he is imprisoned in Britain, then he will ” Prisoners of war, because the United Kingdom is a militant of the Bosnian War by the side of the Bosnian Muslims,” He wrote in a request submitted to the judges of the Mechanism on Friday, May 14th that the agency is responsible for finalizing the latest cases of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, including the enforcement of sentences.