HC Deb 09 March 1998 vol 308 c42W
28. Mr. Dawson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress towards apprehending suspected war criminals in the former Yugoslavia. [31431]

Mr. George Robertson

Twenty four people indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal are now in custody in The Hague. A further three people have been released following consideration of their cases and three indictees are dead. I am encouraged that almost half of those in custody went to The Hague voluntarily, most recently the Bosnian Serb, Dragoljub Kunarac, who surrendered on 4 March. A further 49 people know they have been indicted. They too should surrender. They will receive a fair trial in The Hague.

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