A man dubbed the ‘butcher of Bosnia’, who was once the world’s most wanted man, is reported to now be imprisoned at HMP Isle of Wight following a top secret flight from Europe.
According to the Daily Mail, 75-year-old Radovan Karadzic is serving a life sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity behind the bars of Parkhurst prison after arriving in the UK from the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Karadzic will die in prison after being convicted of sickening atrocities including the massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the Srebrenica genocide in 1995. He was convicted in 2016, some 8 years after being arrested in Serbia. He had evaded justice for over a decade following the end of the Bosnian war.
The Srebrenica massacre was the worst atrocity in Europe since the end of World War II.
It’s claimed that HMP Isle of Wight has been chosen because it is a safer bet for Karadzic’s safety, with the jail mainly made up of elderly sex offenders with a low number of Muslim inmates.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said:
“Karadzic is one of the few people to have been found guilty of genocide.
“He was responsible for the massacre of men, women and children at the Srebrenica genocide and helped prosecute the siege of Sarajevo with its remorseless attacks on civilians. We should take pride in the fact that, from UK support to secure his arrest, to the prison cell he now faces, Britain has supported the 30-year pursuit of justice for these heinous crimes”.
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