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UN prosecutor's ex-spokeswoman still in custody

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 file photo, Florence Hartmann, ex-spokeswoman for the Chief Prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), presents her book Peace and Punishment in Sarajevo. Florence Hartmann, U.N. spokeswoman-turned-whistleblower, is behind bars at the same prison complex with many of the war criminals she spent her career trying to expose, her lawyer said Monday March 28, 2016, as journalists and victims’ advocates rallied to her side. (AP Photo/Hidajet Delic, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 file photo, Florence Hartmann, ex-spokeswoman for the Chief Prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), presents her book Peace and Punishment in Sarajevo. Florence Hartmann, U.N. spokeswoman-turned-whistleblower, is behind bars at the same prison complex with many of the war criminals she spent her career trying to expose, her lawyer said Monday March 28, 2016, as journalists and victims’ advocates rallied to her side. (AP Photo/Hidajet Delic, File)  (The Associated Press)

The lawyer for a U.N. spokeswoman-turned-whistleblower says his client is still behind bars at the same prison complex as many of the war criminals she spent her career trying to expose.

Florence Hartmann was detained by guards outside the U.N. war crimes tribunal Thursday as the court convicted Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of helping to organize atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

Hartmann once served as a prosecutorial spokeswoman but later became a thorn in the tribunal's side after alleging the court had reached a secret accommodation with Serbia. The tribunal convicted her of contempt of court in 2009 for publishing confidential material.

Attorney Guenael Mettraux said Monday that Hartmann remains at Scheveningen prison, home to several notorious war criminals, and "is locked up until further notice."