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Ratco Mladic Arrested And Set To Stand Trial For War Crimes

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    News are coming in that Ratco Mladic, wanted for the Srebrenica massacre and other war crimes in Bosnia, has been arrested in Serbia after a decade in hiding.
     
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    26 May 2011 Last updated at 11:53 GMT
    Ratko Mladic arrested: Bosnia war crimes suspect held


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    Ratko Mladic led Bosnian Serb forces during the 1990s civil war

    Ratko Mladic, wanted by UN prosecutors for war crimes during the Bosnian civil war, has been arrested in Serbia after a decade in hiding. Serbian President Boris Tadic confirmed the arrest of the former Bosnian Serb army chief at a news conference.

    Gen Mladic is accused of a key role in the massacre of at least 7,500 men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995. He was the most prominent Bosnian war crimes suspect at large since the arrest of Radovan Karadzic in 2008.

    President Tadic said work was under way to extradite Gen Mladic to the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague. The detention, he said, had closed one chapter in Serbian history, bringing the country and the region closer to reconciliation.

    It had also opened the doors to membership of the European Union, he added.

    -BBC
     
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    Profile: Ratko Mladic

    Ratko Mladic, the former head of the Bosnian-Serb army, was commander during the Srebrenica massacre.

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    Radko Mladic, pictured in Vlasenica, north-east of Sarajevo, on December 2, 1995 [Reuters]

    Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb military leader during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, was indicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal in 1995 on charges of genocide and other crimes against humanity.

    Serbia announced his arrest on May 26, 2011.

    "On behalf of the Republic of Serbia we announce that Ratko Mladic has been arrested," Boris Tadic, the country's president, said.

    "Today we closed one chapter of our recent history that will bring us one step closer to full reconciliation in the region."

    Mladic is alleged to have been involved in the Srebrenica massacre of about 8,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslims in July 1995, and the siege of Sarajevo, in which more than 12,000 civilians died.

    Until his arrest, he one of two last fugitives wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTfY), along with Goran Hadzic, a former Croatian Serb leader, who is believed to be in hiding in Serbia.

    The charges against Mladic

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    Good news that mladic has been arrested.
     
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    Hana tofauti na wale polisi wa Tarime
     
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    Habari njema kwa UNICTY mana this guy was most wanted!!...
     
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    General Ratko Mladic (C) arrives at Special Court in Belgrad, May 26, 2011.
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    Supporters of General Ratko Mladic gather near the northeastern town of Zrenjanin around 100 km (60 miles) from the capital Belgrade, in the village of Lazarevo, May 26, 2011. Bosnian Serb wartime general Mladic was arrested in Lazarevo in the early hours on Thursday after years on the run from international genocide charges, opening the way for the once-pariah state to approach the European mainstream.

    -Reuters
     
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    He should be hanged upside down by his B.....s, tena mbele ya kadamnasi.
     
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    Ratko Mladic is fit enough to face trial for Bosnian massacres
    By Nick Squires, Belgrade 5:32PM BST 27 May 2011

    Ratko Mladic, the Butcher of Bosnia, is fit enough to be extradited to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, a court in Serbia has ruled, dismissing his family's claims that he is too ill to face justice.
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    Mladic (an earlier picture) had been examined by a medical commission, 'which has determined he is fit for further proceedings' Photo: REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

    A judge at a special war crimes court in Belgrade agreed to the former general's extradition as it emerged that he was still in his pyjamas and having a walk around his garden in the village of Lazarevo in northern Serbia when he was surprised in a dawn raid by Serb police at the culmination of a 16-year manhunt.

    Mladic's relatives claimed he had suffered three strokes in the last 15 years, leaving him with a half-paralysed right arm that meant that a male supporter had to help him get dressed.

    The picture of a frail old man unable to dress himself is sharply at odds with that of the swaggering, bull-necked military commander who struck fear into the hearts of tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims and Croats during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

    His family said his health problems were genuine, insisting that he is so incapacitated that he can barely speak.

    His son, Darko, said: "He is in very bad shape. His right arm is half-paralysed. His right side is partly numb. We are almost certain he cannot be extradited in such a condition." But there was suspicion in Serbia and abroad that, like many aged Nazi war criminals before him, the pugnacious former commander of the Bosnian Serb army was exaggerating his state of health in a bid to evade extradition.

    -Full story
     
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    Good news.. but you have to wonder alichemka wapi, 15 years in hiding?? ndo anakamatwa..
     
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    Sasa Ocampo anamngoja ili ampige mvua zake!

    Mladic loses extradition appeal

    Tuesday 31 May 2011

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    A Serbian court rejects an appeal against the extradition of Ratko Mladic, allowing the former Bosnian-Serb general to be tried in the Hague for war crimes.

    The Belgrade court took just hours to make its decision after receiving the appeal papers on Tuesday morning.

    The 69-year-old will be extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) "as soon as possible," Bruno Vekaric, Serbia's deputy war crimes prosecutor, told the AP news agency.

    The extradition order must first be signed by Serbia's justice minister, who will hold a news conference later on Tuesday, meaning Gen Mladic could be put on a flight to The Hague later in the day

    Mladic is charged by the tribunal for atrocities committed by his Serb forces during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

    The former commander is accused of genocide during the four year siege of Sarajevo, and of ordering the massacre of 8000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

    His lawyers argued he was too ill to travel to the court in the Netherlands, saying he had suffered a number of strokes and had a paralysed arm.

    Milos Saljic, representing Mladic, said he was not mentally and physically fit to stand trial and asked for a team of doctors to examine his client.

    But Doctors who examined him on Friday said he was fit enough to be extradited.

    -Channel 4 News
     
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    huyu mjina kaua sana .natamani angepelekwa mahakama za uarabuni
     
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    Ocampo wa ICC has nothing to do with this case..Mladic anatakiwa kwenye trial at UNICTY based in The Hague!!..Hebu apelekwe na kushitakiwa..Mkatili kweli jamaa!!
     
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    Mladic on way to Hague to face war crimes charges



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    [​IMG] AP – Milos Saljic, the lawyer of Ratko Mladic, arrives at the Special Court in Belgrade, Serbia, early morning …


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    BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia extradited Ratko Mladic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal on Tuesday, 16 years after the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by troops under his command forced the West's hand in the Bosnian war.
    Associated Press reporters at the Belgrade airport saw the Falcon jet take of from the Belgrade airport at 5:40 p.m. (1540 GMT), minutes after Serbian Justice Minister Snezana Malovic said Mladic was on the airplane.
    The extradition to The Hague, Netherlands came the same day judges' received and rejected Mladic's appeal to stop the hand-over on the grounds that the 69-year-old is not mentally and physically fit to stand trial.
    Mladic is charged at the tribunal for atrocities committed by his Serb troops during Bosnia's 1992-5 war, including the notorious Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity against civilians in Europe since World War II.
    Mladic attorney Milos Saljic visited him in his jail cell in the early afternoon and said the ex-general was crying and very emotional during what he called a farewell visit by his wife and sister. They brought him a big suitcase with clothing he will need in The Hague, Saljic said.
    Mladic was arrested Thursday in a village north of Belgrade after 16 years on the run, looking worn and disheveled. In addition to the appeal, Saljic had asked for a team of doctors to examine Mladic, who is said to have suffered at least two strokes.
    Prosecutors accused Mladic of using delaying tactics and said nothing should prevent his extradition to the tribunal, maintaining that doctors who have examined him say Mladic is in good enough health to face trial.
    Earlier Tuesday, the ex-general was briefly released from his jail cell, traveling in a secret high-security armored convoy to a suburban cemetery where he visited the grave of the daughter who killed herself in 1994 during the war, reportedly because she was depressed over his brutal role in the war.
    At the black marble grave, he left a lit candle and a small white bouquet of flowers with a red rose in the middle.
    "We didn't announce his visit to the grave because it is his private thing and because it represented a security risk," deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric said. "The whole operation lasted for exactly 22 minutes and passed without a glitch. He was at the grave for a few minutes."
    Mladic had repeatedly demanded that he be allowed to visit the grave, a memorial he had avoided for years as he tried to avoid capture.
    "We had cameras there and 24-hour surveillance, so he could absolutely not show up there," Vukcevic told the AP. "I've been told that he reacted emotionally."
    Mladic's 23-year-old daughter Ana, a medical student, committed suicide in 1994 with her father's pistol. She reportedly never wrote a suicide note, but media at the time said she ended her life at Mladic's Belgrade family house because of depression caused by her father's role in the war.
    Mladic has rejected the official investigation into his case and claimed she was killed by his wartime enemies, saying the pistol was found in her left hand, although she was right-handed.
    Kadira Gabeljic, whose husband and two sons were killed in the Srebrenica slaughter, reacted with disbelief and anger at Mladic's visit to his daughter's grave, saying she almost fainted at the news.
    So far, she said, forensic experts have managed to exhume only part of the remains of her sons, Mesud and Meho, who were 16 and 21 when killed.
    "He was allowed to do it, and I am still searching for my children for the past 16 years, ever since Srebrenica happened," she said.
    "My husband had been found, but what about my children?," she asked. "I will wait for years. I might even die before their complete remains are found."
    Serb nationalists in Serbia and parts of Bosnia still consider Mladic a hero — the general who against all odds tried to defend ethnic Serbs in the Bosnian conflict. In the Bosnian city of Banja Luka, thousands of supporters protested his arrest Tuesday, in the biggest demonstration so far in the country.
    Demonstrators chanted Mladic's name, and carried his picture alongside those of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, whom they consider their biggest allies.
    On Monday, Serbian President Boris Tadic rejected speculation that authorities had known of Mladic's hiding place and delayed his arrest to coincide with a visit by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The rumors have persisted because Mladic was found living not far from the capital, Belgrade, with relatives who share his last name.
    The president said it's time for the European Union to do its part by boosting his nation's efforts to join the bloc, arguing the arrest of Mladic proves it is serious about rejoining the international fold.

    sorce: Mladic on way to Hague to face war crimes charges - Yahoo! News
     
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    Polisi wa Rotterdam tayari wanajiandaa "kumpokea" Mladic
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    Dutch police await the possible arrival of former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic at Rotterdam Airport, Netherlands, Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
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    The white vehicle at centre, thought to transport war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic is surrounded by convoy vehicles as it arrives at a Belgrade International Airport, Serbia, Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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    A plane with war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic flies over Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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    Kisheria kesi kama hizi ni ngumu sana labda wajitoke wajeshi wenzake wawe mashahidi. Sababu huyu jamaa alikuwa kiongozi tu hakuwa mstari wa mbele.

    Ni mambo hayo hayo ya kisheria na haki za binadamu ndo maana hata USA wakaamua kuyakwepa "kumpoteza"Osama.

    Jamaa alikuwa mkatili sana sijui hiyo mahakama itatumia miaka mingapi nashilingi ngapi mpaa kumtia hatiani.
    Nimesoma hata wanajeshi wa UN na uholanzi waliokuwa wakilinda amani walikuwa wakimuona wanatetemeka. Maana aliwaambia ingawa wao ni UN maisha yao yako mikononi mwake teh teh teh
     
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    Mladic kajiingiza kitanzini sababu alikuwa na tabia ya kunukuu kila alichokifanya na mafaili yote aliyoyaficha yalipatikana na yameshapelekwa The Hague. Nadhani huo ushahidi uliopatikana utamwingiza matatani zaidi. Akina Mugabe waache tabia ya kunukuu dondoo (kama bado wanafanya) manaake iko siku hizo dondoo zitakuja kutumiwa kama ushahidi dhidi yao!
     
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    Watch Now - Al Jazeera English

    ndege iliyombeba kamanda imetua na soon ataondoshwa kupelekwa kwenye hoteli yake, chumba cha 15x15 m kimeshatayarishwa.
    Hapo al jazeerah wamesema as soon as there is any movement watajiunga live na reporter aliyepo hapo airport kumkaribisha mgeni wao.
     
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    Mapaparazi na wadaku wanajipanga mbele ya jela atakayowekwa Mladic
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    Members of the press wait in front of the Scheveningen prison for the arrival of former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic in The Hague May 31, 2011.
     
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