The prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will hold a press conference today following the transfer of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic.

Serge Brammertz would address journalists at the tribunal’s offices. Brammertz, who succeeded Carla Del Ponte as prosecutor at the beginning of the year, has rarely faced the media.

The 63-year-old Karadzic, arrested in Belgrade on Jul 21, was transferred to the tribunal’s detention unit in The Hague this morning to face charges over atrocities committed during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, which claimed 100,000 lives.

He faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, notably for the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.



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