EU welcomes arrest of suspected war criminal

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1 June 2007, Berlin (dpa) - The European Union Presidency Friday welcomed the arrest of Zdravko Tolimir, indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague in connection with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia. The EU Presidency, currently held by Germany, welcomed the cooperation between the security authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia which led to Tolimir's arrest on Thursday. The two states had thus again proved their readiness to cooperate with the tribunal, the EU presidency said. Noting

1 June 2007

Berlin (dpa) - The European Union Presidency Friday welcomed the arrest of Zdravko Tolimir, indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague in connection with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia.

The EU Presidency, currently held by Germany, welcomed the cooperation between the security authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia which led to Tolimir's arrest on Thursday.

The two states had thus again proved their readiness to cooperate with the tribunal, the EU presidency said.

Noting that five persons wanted by the tribunal remained at large, including the Bosnian Serb political leader at the time, Radovan Karadzic, and his top general, Ratko Mladic, the EU Presidency called on Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to do everything they could to effect their arrests and transfer to the Hague.

DPA

Subject: German news

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