President Tadic (file photo) (AFP)
May 4, 2006 -- Serbia's President Boris Tadic today said Serbia and Montenegro must step up efforts to cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal.
The EU on May 3 suspended accession talks after Belgrade missed a second deadline to arrest and deliver the war crimes indictee Ratko Mladic to the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
Tadic warned that the government's failure to arrest Mladic jeopardizes Serbia's international credibility, as well as weakening efforts to integrate the country into the European Union.
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)