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Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive Goran Hadzic

Serbia has arrested Goran Hadzic, the one-time Croatian Serb rebel leader who is the last remaining fugitive wanted by the UN war crimes court in The Hague, government sources said Wednesday. Serbian President Boris Tadic is expected to announce the arrest officially at a press conference at 11:00 am (0900…

Mladic calls charges against him ‘monstrous’, ‘obnoxious’

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic faced the U.N. war crimes tribunal on Friday as a defiant general who never lost a battle, denying the charges against him as “obnoxious” and “monstrous.” Wearing a military forage cap, which he later removed, Mladic began the hearing…

Court rejects Mladic appeal, extradition cleared

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia’s war crimes court has rejected the appeal of former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic, paving the way to his extradition to the war crimes court in The Hague, a court spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. The Hague court indicted Mladic for genocide in the 43-month siege of Sarajevo and the massacre of…

Mladic to challenge Hague transfer

BELGRADE (AFP) – Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic was to appeal against his transfer to a UN court on Monday, after thousands rallied in his support and he denied responsibility for the Srebrenica massacre. The spokeswoman for the UN war crimes court in The Hague said she had…

Ratko Mladic denies role in Srebrenica massacre

BELGRADE – Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic insists he was not responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, his son said Sunday, as Serbia braced for protests against the ex-army chief’s arrest. Police have stepped up security in Belgrade ahead of the protest called by ultra-nationalists, fearful of an…

Serbia arrests ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Mladic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia said on Thursday it had arrested Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic after years on the run from international genocide charges, opening the way for the once-pariah state to seek to join the European Union. “On behalf of the Republic of Serbia I can announce the…

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