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U.S. Ambassador For War Crimes Issues Visits Bosnia


http://gdb.rferl.org/752c5dcb-7e70-4b3b-af12-2f3ad8be4b61_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/752c5dcb-7e70-4b3b-af12-2f3ad8be4b61_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) June 13, 2007 -- United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Clint Williamson today said the prosecution of war crimes suspects from the former Yugoslavia remains one of the priorities of the U.S. administration.


Williamson made the statement during a visit to Sarajevo, where he met with members of Bosnia's tripartite state presidency. He said the United States seeks the prosecution of war crimes suspects for both political and security reasons.


The members of Bosnia's presidency agreed that war criminals must be brought to justice in order to advance reconciliation among Bosnia's ethnic groups.


Three people indicted for war crimes by International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague remain at large, including wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his army commander, General Ratko Mladic.


(dpa)

The Fugitives

Ratko Mladic (left) confers with Radovan Karadzic during a meeting in Pale in 1993 (epa)

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Ten years have passed since former Bosnian Serb leader RADOVAN KARADZIC and his former military commander General RATKO MLADIC were indicted by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes. The two fugitives remain at large, despite the obligation of NATO-led peacekeepers and the various governments in the region to arrest the indictees and send them to The Hague. Many people wonder why the most powerful military alliance in history and a host of governments seeking Euro-Atlantic integration remain unable to catch the two... (more)


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