UN Tribunal In The Hague Takes Custody Of Karadzic

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The man who prosecutors say masterminded many of the atrocities that occurred during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war is finally in the hands of the U.N. war-crimes tribunal at The Hague.

Radovan Karadzic is now jailed in the Netherlands — 13 years after the former Bosnian Serb leader went on the run.

Serbia handed over Karadzic overnight, flying him in a government jet from Belgrade to the Netherlands.

Karadzic is awaiting trial on charges of waging genocide against non-Serbs during the 1990s Balkan wars. He’s accused of responsibility for the deaths of tens of thousands of people and the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Bosnian Muslims and Croats.

Last night, hours before Karadzic left Belgrade, thousands of Serb extremists rallied in a main square in the Serb capital demanding a halt to the extradition.