Serbia 'fulfils international obligation' with Mladic arrest

26th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Serbia "fulfilled one of its international obligations" by arresting war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic, the UN war crimes prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia, Serge Brammertz, said Thursday.

"With the arrest of Mladic, Serbia has fulfilled one of its international obligations," Brammertz said via telephone in Croatia.

Brussels have told Belgrade that co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) for the former Yugoslavia was one of the main conditions for Serbia to join the European Union.

Mladic is the most wanted fugitive of the ICTY.

He has been on the run since 1995 and faces charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the Srebrenica massacre and the bloody siege of Sarajevo during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

© 2011 AFP

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