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    Serbia Arrests Last War-Crimes Fugitive

    Image #: 14826485    Goran Hadzic (C) arrives at Serb Republic of Krajina's Parliament session in Okucani in this April 20, 1993 file photo.  Serbia's President Boris Tadic confirmed that Goran Hadzic, Serbia's last major war crimes fugitive, a Croatian Serb wartime leader indicted for crimes against humanity during the 1991-95 Croatian war, has been arrested.  REUTERS/Ranko Cukovic  (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)       REUTERS /RANKO CUKOVIC /LANDOV

    Ranko Cukovic, Rueters / Landov

    Serbian authorities have arrested Goran Hadzic, the last remaining fugitive sought by the U.N. war-crimes tribunal. Hadzic led the effort to block Croatia’s independence from Serbia in the early nineties; he is accused of leading Croatian Serb troops to massacre 300 men in the town of Vukovar in 1991, and then arranging the deportation of 20,000 people from the town. He lived in the open until 2004, when the U.N. indictment on war-crimes charges forced him into hiding. He was found living at Fruska Gora mountain, near his family home. His arrest removes Serbia’s last big obstacle to gaining E.U. candidate status.

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