Serb War Crimes Fugitive Worked in Belgrade Clinic

Karadzic practiced alt medicine in disguise
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2008 8:48 AM CDT
A business card, which according to Serbian officials was used by ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic while in hiding, is displayed in Belgrade, Tuesday, July 22, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bosnian Serb Radovan Karadzic, arrested yesterday on war crimes charges after a 13-year manhunt, has been living in Belgrade with a fabricated identity and a private practice in alternative medicine, the BBC reports. Karadzic, sporting a long white beard and the name Dragan Dabic, walked in public freely, police said this morning, purporting to be a non-Serbian citizen.

Individuals helping Karadzic—who had not been seen in public since 1996—conceal his identity had been under surveillance a substantial period of time, Serbian officials said of events leading to his arrest. Karadzic has been one of the world's most wanted war criminals for his role in the 1995 massacre of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica.