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UN Prosecutors To Receive Mladic's Medical File

War-crimes indictee Ratko Mladic (file photo) (epa) 11 January 2006 - UN war-crimes prosecutors have asked Belgrade to hand over the medical file of fugitive Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic.

Rasim Ljajic, the Serbian official in charge of relations with the Hague-based war-crimes tribunal, said Mladic's medical record will be given to the prosecutors, who hope the file will provide clues as to his current whereabouts.

Mladic was charged in 1995 with genocide for allegedly orchestrating the massacre of 8,000 Muslims from Srebrenica as well as a range of other atrocities.

The Serb government says it has been unable to locate Mladic, but UN prosecutors say they believe he is hiding in Serbia and enjoys the protection of the Serbian military.

Serbian media have reported that Mladic was seriously ill, but this has not been confirmed.


The Fugitives

The Fugitives

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


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)


To listen to wartime audio of Ratko Mladic, click here.

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Coffins of Srebrenica victims being prepared for burial in October (AFP)

SREBRENICA: The July 1995 massacre of some 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb fighters near the UN-designated safe haven of Srebrenica is the worst atrocity of its kind in Europe since the end of World War II. Since the incident, the name Srebrenica has become practically synonomous with ethnic cleansing....(more)

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