Hadzic set to leave to Hague tribunal

July 22, 2011 - 3:15 AM
APTOPIX Serbia War Crimes Hadzic

In this photo provided by the Politika newspaper shows war crimes fugitive Goran Hadzic on Mt. Fruska Gora, Serbia Wednesday July 20, 2011. Serbian authorities tracked down war crimes fugitive Goran Hadzic in the northern mountains Wednesday arresting the last remaining fugitive sought by the U.N. war crimes court after eight years on the run.(AP Photo/Politika newspaper, HO) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A convoy of jeeps and police cars has left the detention unit of the Serbian war crimes court and may be carrying the last Balkan war-crimes suspect to the U.N tribunal.

There was no immediate official confirmation that former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic was in the convoy.

Hadzic's lawyer Toma Fila told The Associated Press, however, that his client likely will be sent to the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, later Friday.

Hadzic was arrested on Wednesday after seven years on the run. He is wanted for atrocities stemming from Croatia's 1991-95 war.

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A convoy of jeeps and police cars has left the detention unit of the Serbian war crimes court and may be carrying the last Balkan war-crimes suspect to the U.N tribunal.

There was no immediate official confirmation that former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic was in the convoy.

Earlier Friday, special police have deployed along the route to the airport, apparently preparing for the handover to the court in the Netherlands.

Hadzic was arrested on Wednesday after seven years on the run. He is wanted for atrocities stemming from Croatia's 1991-95 war.