Kenyan police arrests war crime suspect
Kenyan police are interrogating a man suspected to have been involved in war crimes in former Yugoslavia after being arrested at the coastal city of Mombasa on Thursday, Xinhua reported.
The plain clothe police officers picked the man from a beach hotel at 0700 GMT where he is claimed to have been running a diving club business.
An employee at the hotel said about 20 armed police officers raided the diving club's offices and arrested him. "He has been running the club for nearly 20 years," the employee told Xinhua.
Sources said the information about the suspect was relayed to the Kenyan police officers by Interpol, leading to the arrest of the 65-year-old man who is alleged to be a former senior military officer.
He was immediately driven to the coast police headquarters under tight security in a seven-car convoy where journalists were barred from taking pictures.
The hotel worker said the man lived a solitary life in a rented flat at the beach front. "The only information we have about him is that he is from Croatia and has been here for about 25 years," he said.
The suspect is allegedly wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia that was created in 1993 to try crimes against humanity committed during the Balkan wars.
The court was the first special tribunal created by the UN Security Council and was supposed to have concluded all cases and appeals by 2010.
The police officers who conducted the raid on Thursday declined to comment.