Fugitive Serbian Commander Arrested
Posted on May 26, 2011
After more than 15 years on the run, Ratko Mladic, commander of Bosnian Serb forces during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, was arrested Thursday on war crimes charges, including the slaughter of thousands of Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995. He is to be extradited for trial by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
With Mladic in cuffs, Moammar Gadhafi scrambling for cover and former Hutu militia leader and genocidaire Bernard Munyagishari under arrest, this is not a good time for bad guys on the international fugitives list. —ARK
Ratko Mladic, wanted by UN prosecutors for war crimes during the Bosnian civil war, has been arrested in Serbia after a decade in hiding.
... He was the most prominent Bosnian war crimes suspect at large since the arrest of Radovan Karadzic in 2008.
... Gen Mladic was indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague in 1995 for genocide over the killings that July at Srebrenica—the worst single atrocity in Europe since World War II— and other crimes.
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A poster offering a reward for the capture of Ratko Mladic hangs in the Balkans in 2006.