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Extraditing Ratko Mladic

Wartime Bosnian Serb general and indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic was at the center of the storm on May 31, when he was extradited to face an international war crimes tribunal in The Hague over alleged atrocities committed during the 1992-95 war.

A handout image released by the Serbian government on May 26 of a 69-year-old Ratko Mladic entering a court in Belgrade in police custody. AP photo/Serbian Government
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A handout image released by the Serbian government on May 26 of a 69-year-old Ratko Mladic entering a court in Belgrade in police custody. AP photo/Serbian Government

A photo provided by "Press" newspaper on May 28 shows Mladic at an undisclosed location in Serbia after his arrest on May 26. EPA photo
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A photo provided by "Press" newspaper on May 28 shows Mladic at an undisclosed location in Serbia after his arrest on May 26. EPA photo

The Belgrade grave of Ratko Mladic's daughter, Ana, who committed suicide in 1994. Mladic was accompanied to the gravesite ahead of the rejection of his appeal against extradition on May 31. AFP photo by Andrej Isakovic
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The Belgrade grave of Ratko Mladic's daughter, Ana, who committed suicide in 1994. Mladic was accompanied to the gravesite ahead of the rejection of his appeal against extradition on May 31. AFP photo by Andrej Isakovic

In the heart of Serb-dominated Republika Srpska, in Bosnia, supporters of Ratko Mladic in Banja Luka protested his detention and extradition on May 31 in the hours before the court's rejection of his appeal.
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In the heart of Serb-dominated Republika Srpska, in Bosnia, supporters of Ratko Mladic in Banja Luka protested his detention and extradition on May 31 in the hours before the court's rejection of his appeal.

A man chants slogans while holding a flag and a photos of Ratko Mladic in Banja Luka. More than 10,000 people gathered in the city center of the Republika Srpska's capital to show their support for Mladic on May 31. AP photo by Amel Emric
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A man chants slogans while holding a flag and a photos of Ratko Mladic in Banja Luka. More than 10,000 people gathered in the city center of the Republika Srpska's capital to show their support for Mladic on May 31. AP photo by Amel Emric

Mladic supporters in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, in Bosnia, expressing outrage over his arrest and possible extradition on May 31. Photo by Erduan Katana
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Mladic supporters in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, in Bosnia, expressing outrage over his arrest and possible extradition on May 31. Photo by Erduan Katana

Serbian forces secure a convoy allegedly carrying Bosnian Serb ex-army chief from court to Belgrades airport. AFP photo by Andrej Isakovic
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Serbian forces secure a convoy allegedly carrying Bosnian Serb ex-army chief from court to Belgrades airport. AFP photo by Andrej Isakovic

A Serbian government airplane thought to be carrying Ratko Mladic departs from Belgrade, headed for The Netherlands.
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A Serbian government airplane thought to be carrying Ratko Mladic departs from Belgrade, headed for The Netherlands.

The white car car thought to be transporting Mladic from the Belgrade court to the airplane to take him to the Hague under heavy protection by Serbian security forces. AP photo by Vadim Ghirda
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The white car car thought to be transporting Mladic from the Belgrade court to the airplane to take him to the Hague under heavy protection by Serbian security forces. AP photo by Vadim Ghirda

The convoy allegedly carrying Mladic to the airport in Belgrade. He was thought to be inside the white, heavily fortified vehicle. AFP photo by Marko Djokovic
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The convoy allegedly carrying Mladic to the airport in Belgrade. He was thought to be inside the white, heavily fortified vehicle. AFP photo by Marko Djokovic

The convoy allegedly carrying Mladic arrives at Belgrade airport.
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The convoy allegedly carrying Mladic arrives at Belgrade airport.

The airplane thought to be carrying Mladic from Belgrade touches down at Rotterdam's airport, a short helicopter ride away from the international war crimes tribunal's detention facilities in The Hague. REUTERS photo by Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
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The airplane thought to be carrying Mladic from Belgrade touches down at Rotterdam's airport, a short helicopter ride away from the international war crimes tribunal's detention facilities in The Hague. REUTERS photo by Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

A member of the Dutch special forces guard at the Scheveningen prison in The Hague ahead of Mladic's expected arrival on May 31. AFP photo by ANP/Robin Utrecht
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A member of the Dutch special forces guard at the Scheveningen prison in The Hague ahead of Mladic's expected arrival on May 31. AFP photo by ANP/Robin Utrecht

One of two helicopters believed to be carrying Mladic departs from Rotterdam airport in The Netherlands to deliver him to The Hague and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, an institution which has sought him for nearly 16 years on genocide and other alleged atrocities charges. REUTERS photo by Robin van Lonkhuijsen
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One of two helicopters believed to be carrying Mladic departs from Rotterdam airport in The Netherlands to deliver him to The Hague and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, an institution which has sought him for nearly 16 years on genocide and other alleged atrocities charges. REUTERS photo by Robin van Lonkhuijsen

An aerial view taken on May 27 of the Scheveningen detention center near The Hague where defendants are held for proceedings before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). AFP photo by Robin Utrecht
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An aerial view taken on May 27 of the Scheveningen detention center near The Hague where defendants are held for proceedings before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). AFP photo by Robin Utrecht

A helicopter believed to be carrying extradited war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic arrives at the Scheveningen prison facility in The Hague on May 31, nearly 16 years after his indictment. REUTERS by Michael Kooren
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A helicopter believed to be carrying extradited war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic arrives at the Scheveningen prison facility in The Hague on May 31, nearly 16 years after his indictment. REUTERS by Michael Kooren

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