Radovan Karadžić transferred to UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague

Mr. Karadžić, 63, was detained in Serbia last week, nearly 13 years after the first indictment against him was confirmed at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He faces charges of genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, wilful killing, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts and other crimes related to his roles during the 1990s as the president of Republika Srpska, head of the Serbian Democratic Party and Supreme Commander of Bosnian Serb military forces, known as VRS.Mr. Karadžić is being held at the UN Detention Unit in The Hague and is scheduled to appear before the tribunal on Thursday.“The arrest of Radovan Karadžić is immensely important for the victims who had to wait far too long for this day,” ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz said in a statement issued today. “It is also important for international justice because it clearly demonstrates that there is no alternative to the arrest of war criminals and that there can be no safe haven for fugitives.” Mr. Karadžić is indicted for the most serious crimes under international law: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, said the Prosecutor. “He is charged with the ethnic cleansing of non-Serbs from large areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina through the commission of the crimes alleged in the indictment. He is charged with a campaign of shelling and sniping to terrorise the civilian population of Sarajevo. “He is also charged with the genocide committed in Srebrenica in July 1995 when close to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed. In addition, he is charged with taking UN peacekeepers and military observers hostage.”Mr. Brammertz said his team is currently reviewing the indictment which was last amended in 2000. “We will ensure that it reflects the current case law, facts already established by the court and evidence collected over the past eight years.”Hailing Mr. Karadžić’s arrest as a “major achievement” in Serbia’s cooperation with the tribunal, the Prosecutor said he hoped it would lead to the arrest of the two remaining fugitives, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžić. “Without these arrests we cannot complete our mandate,” he stated. 30 July 2008Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić has been transferred to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to stand trial for alleged atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. read more

Rayonier ups offer for Tembec wins support from shareholders who opposed deal

MONTREAL – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. has raised its takeover offer for Tembec Inc. to win the support of two of the forestry company’s largest shareholders who had threatened to block the friendly deal.Rayonier and Tembec (TSX:TMB) said Oaktree Capital Management LP and Restructuring Capital Associates LP have now agreed to support the takeover.The deal requires support from a two-third majority vote at a shareholder meeting Thursday.Oaktree and Restructuring Capital, who had raised concerns the offer was too low, together hold a 37 per cent stake in Tembec, enough to kill the deal.U.S.-based Rayonier increased its offer to $4.75 or 0.2542 of a Rayonier share per Tembec share late Sunday night, subject to a cap that limits the amount of cash to be paid to two-thirds of the deal.Tembec shares had been trading for more than Rayonier’s earlier bid of $4.05 in cash or 0.2302 of a Rayonier share, subject to a limit of 63 per cent on the cash portion of the offer. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2017 5:08 am MDT Last Updated Jul 24, 2017 at 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Rayonier ups offer for Tembec, wins support from shareholders who opposed deal read more