NATO Tries Ads, Again, to Capture War Suspect

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After trying for almost nine years to help find and arrest the region’s most wanted war crimes suspect, NATO paid for a billboard advertising campaign to coincide with Radovan Karadzic’s birthday last Saturday. The advertisements offer him a free one-way plane ticket to The Hague, the home of the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Dr. Karadzic is accused of genocide by the tribunal, a charge that includes the accusation that he ordered the killings of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica near the end of the 1992 to 1995 war. ‘Radovan, we didn’t forget,’ reads the advertisement, which was also placed in the country’s two leading newspapers, above a picture of an airline ticket with Dr. Karadzic’s name written on it. The billboard campaign is the latest in a series of media advertisements designed to convince Dr. Karadzic that his time on the run is limited.
Previous billboards have said, “The noose is tightening.”


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