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War Crimes Prosecutor To Report On Serb Cooperation

Mladic supporters demonstrating in Belgrade last month (epa) March 31, 2006 -- The chief United Nations war crimes prosecutor is expected to give a report to the European Union today on whether Serbian authorities have done all that they can to arrest war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

Prosecutor Carla del Ponte, who visited Belgrade this week, is expected to deliver her opinion to EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn in Brussels, Belgium.

Rehn has warned that talks scheduled for next week on building closer ties between the EU and Serbia and Montenegro could be suspended if Belgrade fails to show it is seriously trying to arrest Mladic and transfer him to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Mladic has been indicted for genocide and other war crimes allegedly committed by his troops in the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

(AP, Reuters)

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)


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