War crimes fugitive Gen. Ratko Mladic arrested in Serbia

May 26, 2011

Europe’s most wanted war crimes fugitive Gen. Ratko Mladic, has been arrested, Serbian President Boris Tadic announced Thursday.

Mladic has been on the run since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, when he was indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, for genocide in the slaughter of at least 7,500 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, the worst single atrocity in Europe since World War II.

Just before news of today’s arrest, UN war crimes chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz accused Serbia of failing to do enough to find Gen Mladic.

“The capture is the biggest obligation of Serbia,” he said in a report sent to the UN Security Council.


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