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Balkans: More War Crimes Indictments To Be Issued

United Nations, 10 October 2003 (RFE/RL) -- The chief UN war crimes prosecutor for former Yugoslavia said she expects to issue new indictments by the end of next year against up to 30 suspects with high levels of responsibility. Carla Del Ponte (pictured) told the Security Council yesterday that the remaining investigations concern very serious crimes "involving most of the parties to the conflicts spanning from 1991 until 2001."

But she refused to divulge any names.

In her report to the tribunal, Del Ponte accused Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro, the Bosnian Serb entity, and Bosnian Croats of failing to cooperate with the tribunal.

Del Ponte said Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military chief General Ratko Mladic, who were indicted in 1995 for genocide, are hiding in Serbia and Montenegro.