Hague Prosecutor Wants 'Concrete Results' From Serbia
Carla Del Ponte (file photo) (AFP)
6 February 2006 -- UN war crimes tribunal chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said she needs to see "concrete results" in Serbia's cooperation with the court, and the arrest of fugitives still at large.
She was speaking in Belgrade today after meeting the defense minister of Serbia and Montenegro, Zoran Stankovic.
Del Ponte said she received assurances from authorities that cooperation will be implemented, but she said that "implementation is not enough if concrete results do not come." She said acheiving arrests must be a priority.
Six war crimes fugitives wanted by The Hague tribunal remain at large, including the most wanted among them: Bosnian Serb wartime military leader Ratko Mladic and political leader Radovan Karadzic.
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.
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)