Serbia plans to arrest other war criminals in fall

The Serbian government has set a plan to arrest all other war criminals in the country in autumn, and then hand them over to The Hague court, Serbian Radio B 92 said.

Serbia plans to arrest other war criminals in fall
The Serbian government has set a plan to arrest all other war criminals in the country in autumn, and then hand them over to The Hague court, Serbian Radio B 92 said on Friday, quoting an unidentified Serbian official.

The Serbian move aims to finally close the dossier of war crime suspects in Bosnia and Croatia.

KUNA, Kuwait news agency, said that the Serbian government will pick up soon Ratko Mladic, the former Serbian army commander, who is involved in racial cleansing against Bosnian Muslims, and Goran Hadzic, who is charged with committing war crimes against Croatian civilians in Croatia, the radio said.

It also quoted the Serbian government as reiterating commitment towards The Hague court as part of its bid to join the European Union (EU).

One of the world's most wanted war criminals was arrested last week after 13 years on the run. Radovan Karadzic, blamed for the killing of thousands in the worst atrocities in Europe since the Second World War, was seized by security forces in Serbia.

The arrest of the former Bosnian Serb president came on the eve of a meeting of EU foreign ministers who were due to assess Serbia's compliance with demands to hand over war criminals.

Serbian president Boris Tadic is keen to secure full membership of the EU for his country. (end) aa.mt
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