Yugoslav war crimes suspect faces identity check

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Kenyan police in the port city of Mombasa arrested a Croatian passport holder on allegations that he was linked to war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, police and diplomats said Friday.

A diplomatic official said that the man's name was Igor Majeski, who ran the watersports business at the luxury Sarova Whitesands Resort north of Mombasa. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said the man, arrested Thursday morning, was being brought to Nairobi for questioning.

A Serbian official was reported to have said the suspect was not wartime Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, who is wanted for genocide, or former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic. The pair are the remaining fugitives wanted by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Deputy Police Spokesman Charles Owino said it was possible that the man was living under a fake name and possibly had a fake passport, and that his true identity had not been firmly established.

"When we conclusively get information, we will brief you, we will brief the whole world," Owino said.

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