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Yugoslavia: Top Milosevic Aide Surrenders To UN Tribunal


The Hague, 2 May 2002 (RFE/RL) -- Nikola Sainovic, a former top aide to former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, arrived in The Hague today to surrender to the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Sainovic, a former deputy prime minister, was accompanied by another indicted war crimes suspect, Momcilo Gruban. Gruban is a former shift commander in the Bosnian Serb-run prison camp in the northwestern Bosnian village of Omarska. Both men are charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Former Yugoslav army commander Dragoljub Ojdanic surrendered to the tribunal a week ago.

The Yugoslav government has come under strong pressure to hand over war crimes suspects or risk losing millions of dollars in aid from the United States.

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