Catching Radovan Karadzic

For over a decade, Radovan Karadzic eluded the authorities, defying repeated attempts to hold him accountable for genocide and ethnic cleansing. Then, last July, a bearded old faith healer known as ‘Dragon Dabic ’ was pulled off a bus in Belgrade. It was Karadzic. How was he able to avoid detection for so long and why was he finally caught? Did he strike a secret deal with the Americans before the Dayton Accords? Featuring rare interviews with Karadzic’s neighbours and family, as well as the man who helped train him for his new life in hiding and the police officers who hunted him down.


  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 35 MINS
  • Production: AVRO
  • Director: Robert van Tellingen
  • Available Versions: ENG
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  • Winner of the De Tegel Prize for Journalism

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