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Bosnian Muslim Genocide Suspect Extradited to Hague - 2004-10-10

The United Nations War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague has taken custody of a Bosnian Serb accused of genocide in 1995 against Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Ljubisa Beara was extradited to the court late Saturday by Serb authorities soon after he was taken into custody.

The War Crimes Tribunal has indicted Mr. Beara, former chief of security for the Bosnian Serb army, for the massacre of Muslim prisoners in Srebrenica, and for forcing thousands of women and children to leave the U.N.-protected Bosnian Muslim enclave before the murders.

Mr. Beara also is charged with aiding another indicted war crimes suspect at Srebrenica, former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic, who remains at large.

An estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys died at Srebrenica.