Goran Hadžić, Serbian politician and alleged war criminal, Died at 57

Goran Hadžić was born on September 7, 1958, and died on July 12, 2016.

He was president of the Republic of Serbian Krajina.

He served in office during the Croatian War of Independence.

Goran was accused of crimes against humanity and of violation of the laws and customs of war by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

He was indicted on fourteen counts.

The charges against him includes criminal involvement in the “deportation or forcible transfer of tens of thousands of Croat and other non-Serb civilians” from Croatian territory between June 1991 and December 1993, including 20,000 from Vukovar; the forced labour of detainees; the “extermination or murder of hundreds of Croat and other non-Serb civilians” in ten Croatian towns and villages including Vukovar; and the “torture, beatings and killings of detainees”, including 264 victims seized from Vukovar Hospital.

He was the Tribunal’s last remaining fugitive.

He was captured by Serbian authorities on 20 July 20, 2011.

Goran Hadžić passed away at 57 years old.