Bosnian Serb war criminal recaptured after years on the run
Radovan Stankovic appears in court in July 2002.
January 22nd, 2012
05:37 AM ET

Bosnian Serb war criminal recaptured after years on the run

Bosnian police have recaptured a former member of Serb paramilitary forces who escaped from prison nearly five years ago, authorities said.

Radovan Stankovic was convicted in Bosnia in November 2006 for crimes against humanity, including rape, sexual assault and enslavement of women and young girls during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

He escaped from a Bosnian prison in May 2007.

"Today's apprehension of Stankovic significant for the victims of the grave crimes he has been convicted for," the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said in a statement Saturday.

"I hope that this arrest reflects an increased commitment of the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to support the process of bringing to justice those responsible for the grave crimes committed on their territory in the early 1990s."

Stankovic was captured in Foca, the same town he escaped from jail.

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  1. michaelfury

    What about this guy?

    January 22, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Condor

    Who? Dam how about a reall deal lets bring back to lufe hitler and get a real kick out of punishment

    January 22, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    The massacre at Sebrenica is a black mark against humanity. Those who let it happen and watched from the sidelines are equally culpable with those who committed this most horrible atrocity.

    January 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |