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UK agrees Bosnian Serb wartime leader should serve rest of genocide sentence in British prison

The UK has agreed Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic should be transferred to a British prison to serve the rest of his sentence for his role in the Srebrenica genocide, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.

Karadzic was convicted in March 2016 on 10 counts including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as the political mastermind behind Serb crimes in the 1992-95 Bosnian war and sentenced to 40 years, later increased to life.

Following the announcement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK should "take pride" in its role in pursuing justice over Radovan Karadzic's "heinous crimes".

He said: "Radovan Karadzic is one of the few people to have been found guilty of genocide.

"He was responsible for the massacre of men, women and children at the Srebrenica genocide and helped prosecute the siege of Sarajevo with its remorseless attacks on civilians.

"We should take pride in the fact that, from UK support to secure his arrest, to the prison cell he now faces, Britain has supported the 30 year pursuit of justice for these heinous crimes."

More to follow.

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