Monday :: Jul 21, 2008

Genocide Mastermind Caught

by Turkana

In a brief bit of fantastic news, Agence France-Presse is tonight reporting that one of the world's most genuinely evil people finally has been captured.

Serbia said its security forces had captured Radovan Karadzic, the mastermind of the genocidal Srebrenica massacre who had been on the run for nearly 13 years.

Karadzic, 63 -- described as the "Osama Bin Laden of Europe" -- had been "located and arrested tonight," said a statement Monday from the office of Serbian President Boris Tadic.

"Karadzic was brought to the investigative judge of the War Crimes Court in Belgrade, in accordance with the law on cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)," it added.

The presidency and prosecutors refrained from disclosing any more details about the operation, but a war crimes official who requested anonymity said Karadzic appeared "depressive" and offered "no resistance" when arrested on Serbian territory.

PBS has a website about the massacre. The very concept of justice took a big step forward, today. Let's hope it's not the last time.

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