Bosnian Serb PM resigns after war crimes criticism

[JURIST] Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Dragan Mikerevic tendered his resignation Friday, a day after fresh international sanctions were imposed against Serb police and officials for alleged protection of war crimes fugitives. Mikerevic said his resignation was for the good of Republika Srpska, the Serb-run part of Bosnia created at the end of the former Yugoslav republic's 1992-1995 conflict, and was not ready to accept threats and ultimatums from the international community in violation of Republika Srpska's constitution. International High Representative Paddy Ashdown, in the second such move this year, sacked six Serb police officers and three officials on Thursday for allegedly protecting fugitive war crimes indictees. Ashdown sacked several senior Serb officials earlier this year for their refusal to cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague. AFP has more.



 

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