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Yugoslavia: EU Assembly Seeks Arrest Of Serbs For Vukovar Atrocities


Belgrade, 10 February 2001 (RFE/RL) -- The European Parliament called on Belgrade today to arrest three former army officers indicted for war crimes against Croat civilians. Doris Pack, leading a parliamentary delegation in Belgrade, said the arrest would show willingness to cooperate with the Hague-based tribunal.

The three suspects -- Mile Mrksic, Miroslav Radic, and Veselin Sljivancanin -- are indicted for crimes allegedly committed during the bombardment and capture of the Croatian town of Vukovar in November 1991.

The parliamentary delegation met in Belgrade with Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica and Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.

Kostunica's office said today the president and the EU delegation had discussed the need to establish a legal framework of cooperation between Yugoslavia and the Hague tribunal.

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