13 May 2010

Australia arrests Serb war crimes suspect

5:09 pm on 13 May 2010

Australian police have arrested a man wanted in Croatia for questioning on war crimes charges.

Dragan Vasiljkovic had been on the run since the High Court cleared the way for his extradition more than a month ago, the BBC reports.

He is accused of mistreating prisoners and expelling Croatian villagers from their homes while in charge of a Serb paramilitary unit during the Balkan wars in the early 1990s.

Also known as Captain Dragan, the Serbian-born Australian citizen denies any war crimes.