Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Former Serbian president arrested for impersonating Saddam Hussein.

Former Serbian president Radovan Karadzic was arrested in Belgrade yesterday for attempting to impersonate the executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. In Serbia, impersonating Saddam is a criminal offence - Karadzic will now be taken to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to face charges of "impersonation of a celebrity or political figure."

Karadzic was arrested on his way to Belgrade airport and is believed to have been travelling to Iraq in order to locate the famous hole where Saddam Hussein was captured (a farmhouse in the town of ad-Dawr near Tikrit) in December 2003. Prosecutors have suggested that Karadzic intended to live in the hole and charge visitors to view him.

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