Dutch daily publishes picture of clean-shaven Karadzic

Other News Materials 31 July 2008 11:56 (UTC +04:00)

Dutch daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad on Thursday published the first photo of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic since he has been shaven and had a haircut.

The paper, which published the photo on its front page, said the picture was taken on Monday while Karadzic was still in his cell in Belgrade, reported dpa.

War crimes suspect Karadzic was arrested by the Serbian authorities in Belgrade on July 21. On the run for almost 13 years, he had long hair and a beard when captured.

The picture also appeared in other outlets including Serbian newspaper Blic and British tabloid The Sun.

On Wednesday Karadzic was transferred from Belgrade to a UN- detention centre near The Hague in the Netherlands. He is due to appear before the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for the first time on Thursday afternoon.