Bosnian war crimes fugitive Mladic in Serbia, UN official says

Gregorian, said on Monday that Mladic has been protected by far nationalist Serbians in Serbia for years.

Bosnian war crimes fugitive Mladic in Serbia, UN official says

The United Nations Deputy High Representative in Bosnia, Raffi Gregorian, said on Monday that Mladic has been protected by far nationalist Serbians in Serbia for years.

He noted that war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic comes to the Serbian part of Bosnia and meets officials from time to time.

The Deputy Representative went on to say that the Peacekeeping Force in Bosnia have so far failed to capture Mladic because the people and authorities in the Serbian part help him.

Mladic has a network of helpers in Bosnia but is hiding in Serbia, the US diplomat said.

Ratko Mladic is wanted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague, the Netherlands, charged with genocide over Bosnian war of 1992-1995 that claimed lives of some 100,000. He is also indicted over the Sarajevo siege and he led the Serb onslaught against Srebrenica where nearly 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed, the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

The international community expects Serbia to capture and bring Mladic to justice as it did in 2008 with Radovan Karadzic, another Bosnian war criminal known as the butcher of Bosnia. Karadzic is now in the UN war crimes court in the Hague.


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