Friday, July 22, 2011

Hadzic could be extradited on Saturday

The Serbian war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic, wanted for the last international justice could be delivered to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) based in The Hague on Saturday, his lawyer said today. The extradition process can take seven days at most, began on Wednesday, hours after his arrest.

Take Your Partner agobado today told reporters in Belgrade that will not appeal the extradition and the transfer could take place on Saturday when the statutory deadline expires for filing appeals. In the days in police custody in Belgrade, Hadzic wants to see his family, he said. Former Croatian Serb leader during the war (1991-1995) Hadzic, 52, was arrested on Wednesday after seven years of flight.

He had disappeared in 2004, the same day the court in The Hague announced its indictment against him on 14 counts of war crimes, including the slaughter of nearly 300 Croatian prisoners in 1991 in Vukovar. He was arrested in a village in an area of hills and forests near Novi Sad, 60 kilometers west of Belgrade and still do not know where and who helped him hide.

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