Mladic arrives in the Netherlands: report

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Bosnian Serb former military chief Ratko Mladic arrived Tuesday at Rotterdam airport in the Netherlands on his way to The Hague to face war crimes charges, Dutch news agency ANP said.

A plane transporting Mladic, 69, touched down at 1745 GMT, it said.

Serbian judges earlier Tuesday rejected his appeal against a transfer to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to face charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Europe's most wanted man was arrested in the village of Lazarevo in northeast Serbia on Thursday after almost 16 years on the run. He was in the custody of the Serbian war crimes court in Belgrade until his transfer to The Hague.

© 2011 AFP

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