Fugitive Mladic's house searched in Serbia

Mladic had lived freely in Serbia under protection from the nationalists before going into hiding a few years ago.

Fugitive Mladic's house searched in Serbia

Masked Serbian policemen on Tuesday searched the Belgrade house of fugitive Ratko Mladic, wanted on war crimes and genocide charges.

A few dozen armed special officers blocked the suburban street where the house belonging to Mladic's family is located.

War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said authorities were working to track Mladic's financial support network. The independent Beta news agency reported that the police found at least C70,000 ($95,380) during the search. Local media reported that Mladic's son Darko was in the house.

The former Bosnian Serb army commander is still wanted by a U.N. court for the massacre of 8,000 Muslims from Srebrenica and other war crimes of the Bosnian conflict.

Serbia has been told by the European Union that it will not become a member of the bloc until he is caught.

Mladic was indicted for genocide in 1995 by the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, and is believed to be hiding in Serbia under nationalists' protection. He vanished from Belgrade in early 2006.

Mladic had lived freely in Serbia under protection from the nationalists before going into hiding a few years ago.


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