A former Bosnian Serb general arrested in Bosnia arrived in The Hague from Sarajevo Friday to be detained pending trial on genocide charges by the UN war crimes court, a court statement said.
Zdravko Tolimir would make his first appearance before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday, the court added.
“Zdravko Tolimir, a high ranking Bosnian Serb Army officer indicted for genocide and other crimes committed in Srebrenica in 1995, was transferred today into the Tribunal’s custody,” it said.
“He was yesterday (Thursday) detained by authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina after having been on the run for more than two years.
“The initial appearance of Zdravko Tolimir before Trial Chamber II has been scheduled for 16:30 (1430 GMT) on Monday, 4 June in courtroom II.”
Tolimir was caught in the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac after he had crossed the border from Serbia.
A close ally of the tribunal’s most-wanted man, former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, the 58-year-old is also indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war.
He reportedly has severe health problems.