Thursday, May 26, 2011

Serbian War Crimes Fugitive Ratko Mladic Arrested

Serbian authorities have finally tracked down and arrested Serbian General Ratko Mladic who has been on the run since 1995 over his culpability in the slaughter of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica:
Serbian authorites arrested Gen. Ratko Mladic, Europe's most wanted war crimes fugitive, the country's president said Thursday.

Mladic has been on the run since 1995 when the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, indicted him for genocide in the slaughter of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica and other crimes committed by his troops during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

"On behalf of the Republic of Serbia we announce that Ratko Mladic has been arrested," President Boris Tadic told reporters. He said the arrest was made by the Serbian Security Intelligence Agency.

Mladic will be extradited from Serbia to the U.N. war crimes tribunal, he said. He did not specify when, but said "an extradition process is under way."

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