Ex-Serbia police general arrested as war crimes suspect

Vlastimir Djordjevic, a former Serbian police general, wanted by the UN war crimes tribunal for crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war, has been arrested in Montenegro.

Ex-Serbia police general arrested as war crimes suspect
Vlastimir Djordjevic, a former Serbian police general, wanted by the UN war crimes tribunal for crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war, has been arrested in Montenegro.

Anton Nikiforov of the prosecution office of the tribunal said on Sunday: "In co-operation with the prosecution of the ICTY [International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia], Montenegrin authorities and Serbia, Vlastimir Djordjevic has been arrested in Montenegro."

"His transfer to The Hague is under way," he said.

Djordjevic, 58, was believed to have fled to Russia in 2001, after the discovery of several mass graves containing the remains of hundreds of Kosovo Albanians throughout Serbia.

He was Serbia's deputy interior minister and police commander during the Kosovo conflict, and was loyal to Slobodan Milosevic, the late Serbian president.

Last Mod: 17 Haziran 2007, 14:10
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