Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ratko Mladic

inothernews:  Ratko Mladic, above, in 1993.  Via the New York Times:  Ratko Mladic,  the fugitive accused of masterminding the massacre at Srebrenica in  1995, had been captured but refused to give details.   Mr. Mladic, a former Bosnian Serb general, was one of the world’s most  wanted criminals, evading capture for more than 15 years despite an  increasing international effort to hunt him down. Serbian news reports  said that he was living under the name of Milorad Komadic and was  captured after a tip that he had identification documents for Mladic and  appeared physically similar.   Mr. Mladic was blamed for the worst ethnically motivated mass murder on  the Continent since World War II that resulted in the massacre of about  8,000 Muslim men and boys from the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.   Mr. Mladic had become the main obstacle to Serbia’s  candidacy to join the European Union. He had been in hiding since 1995,  widely believed to be protected by allies in the Serbian military and  intelligence.   (Photo: Petar Kujundzic / Reuters via the New York Times)

inothernews:

Ratko Mladic, above, in 1993. Via the New York Times:

Ratko Mladic, the fugitive accused of masterminding the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995, had been captured but refused to give details.

Mr. Mladic, a former Bosnian Serb general, was one of the world’s most wanted criminals, evading capture for more than 15 years despite an increasing international effort to hunt him down. Serbian news reports said that he was living under the name of Milorad Komadic and was captured after a tip that he had identification documents for Mladic and appeared physically similar.

Mr. Mladic was blamed for the worst ethnically motivated mass murder on the Continent since World War II that resulted in the massacre of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys from the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

Mr. Mladic had become the main obstacle to Serbia’s candidacy to join the European Union. He had been in hiding since 1995, widely believed to be protected by allies in the Serbian military and intelligence.

(Photo: Petar Kujundzic / Reuters via the New York Times)

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