Radovan Karadzic, the notorious Serbian warlord, is being transferred to a British jail to serve out the rest of his life sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity. Karadzic, 75, will be held at a secret location in a high security prison to protect him from reprisal attacks. He was found guilty of war crimes including the massacre in 1995 of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in what is widely regarded as the worst atrocity committed on European soil since the end of the Second World war. Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, announced on Wednesday that the UK had agreed to detain Karadzic for the rest of his sentence. It is unclear if the Serbian warlord, who served as president of the Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War in the mid 1990s, will be consigned to die in a British prison. In 2016, Karadzic was sentenced by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague to serve 40 years, which was later increased to life in jail. Karadzic went on the run in 1996 at the end of the Bosnian war, evading capture for over a decade before he was finally arrested in 2008 in the Serbian capital Belgrade, where he had been working under an assumed name as an doctor of alternative medicine.