Bosnian War Crimes Suspect Captured

Wanted in 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2007 5:59 AM CDT
Bosnian War Crimes Suspect Captured
Bosnian Serb Gen. Zdravko Tolimir is seen on Mt. Jahorina, near Sarajevo, in this July 25, 1996 file photo. Tolimir, considered the third most wanted war crimes fugitive in the Balkans after Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, was arrested on the Bosnia-Serbia border Thursday, May 31, 2007, said Serbian...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – One of the most-wanted war criminals in the world—a suspect in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims —has been arrested in Bosnia. Zdravko Tolimir, a 58-year-old Bosnian Serb, was a close aide of Ratko Mladic, the general who led the slaughter, who is still a fugitive, the BBC reports.

Tolimir was detained in eastern Bosnia, just a few miles from the scene of the killings for which he will be tried at the war crimes court in The Hague. The arrest indicates a new determination on the part of the Belgrade government to hand over  fugitives. (Read more war crimes stories.)

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