Former Bosnian general Ratko Mladic arrived at Scheveningen prison on Tuesday night, after being deported from Bosnia to face war crimes charges at the Yugoslavia tribunal in The Hague.
Mladic, wanted in connection with the massacre of some 7,000 men and boys from the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian war, arrived in Rotterdam by plane at around 20.00.
Earlier, his appeal against extradition had been rejected by a Belgrade court.
Mladic was escorted to Scheveningen by a team of special agents from the counter terrorism unit, but it is not clear if he was taken to the prison from Rotterdam by helicopter or car, Nos television said.
Around 100 journalists and camera crews were outside the prison waiting for his arrival. There was also a handful of Mladic supporters and some Dutch soldiers who had served in Srebrenica, Nos said.
Mladic, 69, is expected to appear in court after the holiday weekend, although the trial will not begin for six or seven months.
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