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War crimes indictee Ratko Mladic (file photo) (epa)
April 7, 2006 -- The parliament of Serbia and Montenegro has passed a law freezing the assets of fugitive war crime suspects.
The law was adopted today amid intense international pressure on Serbia to arrest and deliver to the UN war crimes tribunal the former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic.
Mladic was indicted of genocide and war crimes allegedly committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, but is still on the run.
Belgrade has until the end of this month to hand him over or face a possible suspension of talks with the EU on a Stabilization and Association Agreement, seen as the first step toward EU membership.
The EU last year recommended that Serbia and Montenegro freeze the assets of war crimes suspects.