Mladic located?

War crimes suspect Mladic located in Serbia
10/06/2005 - 09:37:06

Top war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic has been located in Serbia and his arrest and extradition to the UN war crimes tribunal is imminent, a prominent Belgrade newspaper reported today.

The independent Danas said the current location of the war-time Bosnian Serb army commander was provided to the Serbian government by chief UN war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte during her June 2 visit to Belgrade.

The report could not be independently verified, and a government source refused to comment.

Mladic and another top suspect, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, have been on the run since 1995 when they were jointly indicted for genocide in the massacre in Srebrenica of about 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys by Serb troops in July that year – the worst atrocity in Europe since the Second World War.

Mladic is believed to be hiding in Serbia, and Karadzic in neighbouring Bosnia.

Danas, which did not give details on its source, said it could not reveal the exact location where Mladic was hiding, adding only that it was “a large Serbian town” outside Belgrade.

“The government will no longer hesitate to arrest and extradite” Mladic to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Danas said.

“The only dilemma is how to conduct the operation so there will be no casualties and that Mladic stays alive,” Danas said.

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