Man beaten to death in bar over Karadzic comment - report

Other News Materials 2 August 2008 14:14 (UTC +04:00)

A 51-year-old man was beaten to death in a bar after comments about arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, a local newspaper reported Saturday.

The Vijesti newspaper said the man had said that Karadzic, who was at large for 12 years before his mid-July capture, should have been arrested sooner, reported dpa.

Another patron in the bar, a 36-year-old Karadzic follower then beat him so severely that the man died two days later. The attacker has been arrested, the paper said.

Karadzic, born in Montenegro, is now awaiting legal proceedings at the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on 11 different war crime and criminal charges. Many nationalist Serbs and Montenegrins consider him to be a hero.