karadzic captured


Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s most wanted war criminals until his arrest on genocide charges , disguised himself to live and work in Belgrade as practitioner of alternative medicine, “freely walking in the city”, Serbian authorities said Tuesday.

Senior Serbian officials gave their version of his arrest, which was announced late Monday, at a televised news conference in Belgrade Tuesday but took no questions.

Contrary to some reports, the officials indicated that the arrest took place on Monday after officers followed Mr. Karadzic for several hours from mid-afternoon until the evening. A photograph displayed to reporters showed Mr. Karadzic with long white hair and a flowing white beard — his appearance markedly different from the clean-shaven figure with a distinctive quiff of gray hair familiar before the 13-year hunt that led to his arrest.

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