A Bosnian Serb sought by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague has been arrested. Dragan Zelenovic was arrested in the Khanty-Mansiisk region of Siberia. Zelenovic was a military police officer indicted for alleged crimes against humanity during the 1992 Bosnian Serb assault on the Bosnian town of Foca.
"We detained Dragan Zelenovic in connection with his being wanted by the international tribunal on the former Yugoslavia," , head of the regional criminal investigations department Anatoly Vorotov said.
Regional police officials reached by telephone by The Associated Press said they could not confirm the report.
U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte said in June that another fugitive - Serb police general Vlastimir Djordjevic, indicted for alleged atrocities in Kosovo - was living in Russia.
The news report quoted Vorotov as saying that Zelenovic had lived in Khanty-Mansiisk, some 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) east of Moscow for several years under an assumed name and had worked in the construction industry, the AP reports.
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