Accused War Criminal Ratko Mladic Captured


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Ratko Mladic. AFP.

Ratko Mladic. AFP.


Media have been waiting outside the gate at Scheveningen prison in The Netherlands, in the hope of filming the arrival of accused Serbian war criminal, Ratko Mladic.

Mladic was captured Thursday morning in a small Serbian town. We was arrested without struggle by Serbian special units.

The crowd of media could be waiting a while. The BBC has reported that the former Serbian general, wanted for crimes such as the genocide at Srebrenica, is still being processed in a Belgrade court.

His lawyer Milos Saljic said that his client is in a difficult psychological and physical state and is unable to communicate.

The court process is expected to take a week and proceedings will resume again on Friday.

Serbian President Boris Tadic said Mladic’s arrest had brought Serbia and the region closer to reconciliation, and opened the doors to European Union membership.

Tadic rejected criticism that Serbia had been reluctant to seize Mladic. “We have been co-operating with The Hague tribunal fully from the beginning of the mandate of this government,” he said.

In a message from his U.N. cell in The Hague, war criminal Radovan Karadzic said he was sorry Mladic had been arrested.

U.N. war crimes chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz thanked the Serbian authorities for “meeting their obligations towards the tribunal and towards justice.”


5 Responses to “Accused War Criminal Ratko Mladic Captured”

  1. Max says:

    What about the NATO war criminals? Think about it!
    Ratko Mladic has been arrested and his extradition to the International Penal Court is under way. As the NATO leaders make their victory speeches, let us ask this question: When is NATO going to stand in the dock and when are its leaders going to answer for their crimes? The answer in a world without international law is very simple: Never.

  2. David says:

    It is easy to predict the development of his trial. A never-ending story of legal toing and froing at the end of which he will be presented as unable to defend himself because of a serious disease.

  3. Will says:

    In regard to the photograph included with your article…that is Ratko Mladic’s son, Darko Mladic. Just some Ratko Mladic trivia fun.

  4. Will says:

    You might want to disregard… I’ve been looking for the site to back up the claim, but since the new developments… any old site regarding Ratko and Darko is lost in the search result archives, apparently… sorry guys.

  5. Max says:

    “Srebrenica Massacre” Invented by Bill Clinton and Alija Izetbegović:

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