The United Kingdom has said that Radovan Karadzic, who is currently being held in The Hague, will be sentenced to life in prison.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan KaradzicThe British government has said he will serve the rest of his sentence in a UK prison, serving a life sentence for war crimes and genocide.
Karadzic (755) was one of the leading architects of the 1999-99 war in Bosnia. She was Convicted A UN court in 2016 for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes – including the genocide of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces. Srebrenica.
He was later sentenced to 40 years in prison Increase Living by an appellate judge in The Hague court, who argued for an early prison term that underestimated the “sheer scale and constitutional cruelty” of his crime.
He is currently in the detention unit of the court, but will be transferred to an unspecified UK prison.
“Srebrenica was responsible for the genocide of men, women and children at the time of the genocide and helped file a lawsuit against Sarajevo’s blockade for its brutal attacks on civilians,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic RAB told Karadzic on Wednesday.
“We should be proud of the prison he is facing now, starting with the UK’s support to secure our arrest,” Robb said.
The conflict in Bosnia was the bloodiest in Europe since World War II, killing 100,000 people and leaving millions homeless.
Karadzic always argued that there were Serb propaganda in Bosnia during the war, including the bloody siege of the capital Sarajevo aimed at defending the Serbs.
Karadzic remained in disguise as a new-age physician for many years before being arrested in Serbia in 2008 after being indicted by the Hague tribunal.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague in the Netherlands has convicted most of those involved in the Balkan conflict in the 1990s, and detainees have been sent to several European countries to serve their sentences.
The tribunal has since been disbanded and replaced by the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, which deals with cases and legal issues from Rwanda and former Yugoslavian criminal justice courts.
Prosecutor Judge Carmel Aguirre on Wednesday issued a written order directing court officials to “take all necessary steps to facilitate Karadzic’s transfer to the UK as soon as possible.”
Britain accepted Charles Taylor, a former Liberian warlord, in 2013 after losing an appeal against 50 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity in a special court at the UN Sierra Leone (SCSL) in The Hague.
Taylor is serving his term in the highest security prison outside Durham in north-east England after being convicted of forgery in the Sierra Leone civil conflict.