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We'll keep waiting for Karadzic and Mladic, says Pocar

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Monday November 6, 2006

Sarajevo- President of The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Fausto Pocar accused Serbia and the Bosnian Serb entity Monday of poor cooperation in bringing Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic to justice. In an interview with the Sarajevo daily Dnevni avaz, he warned that the tribunal would not rest until karadzic and Mladic appeared before it.

Serbian authorities, Pocar said, did not achieve any progress in locating and detaining Mladic, believed to be hiding in Serbia, despite numerous promises and deadlines.

The authorities of the Bosnian Serb entity, the Srpska Republic, he said, had also failed to make any progress in locating and catching the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.

"We are very disappointed with the fact that six fugitives, especially Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, have not been arrested yet and transferred to The Hague," Pocar said.

Both Karadzic and Mladic have been at large more than 11 years after the ICTY indicted them for war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and severe breaches of the Geneva Conventions during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

© 2006 dpa German Press Agency