UK's Raab: Karadzic one of few people to have been found guilty of genocide

NEWS 12.05.2021 17:19
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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that Radovan Karadzic is one of the rare persons who were found guilty of genocide and that UK should take pride in having supported the 30-year pursuit of justice for “these heinous crimes.”

The statement comes hours after the UN tribunal announced on Wednesday that the wartime Bosnian Serb leader, convicted of genocide and other crimes during the 1993-95 Bosnian war, would serve the rest of his life imprisonment sentence in a prison in the UK.

“Radovan Karadzic is one of the few people to have been found guilty of genocide. He was responsible for the massacre of men, women and children at the Srebrenica genocide and helped prosecute the siege of Sarajevo with its remorseless attacks on civilians,” Raab said.

“We should take pride in the fact that, from UK support to secure his arrest, to the prison cell he now faces, Britain has supported the 30 year pursuit of justice for these heinous crimes,” he added.

Karadzic will remain in the custody of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) while awaiting his transfer to the UK.

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