Suspected war criminal Mladic to turn himself in for $5M

[JURIST] Former Bosnia Serb General Ratko Mladic [BBC profile], who has been indicted [indictment] for war crimes, has agreed to turn himself over to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website], in exchange for $5 million for his family and associates, according to the London Sunday Times. Mladic has been in hiding for 10 years, since the Srebrenica massacre [Domovina.net backgrounder] in Bosnia where more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by troops under Mladic's command as they tried to flee a UN "safe area." Though the Serbian government originally denied negotiations [JURIST report] were occurring, prosecutors appear to be willing to overlook the methods used to capture Mladic and worry that he may try to kill himself rather than surrendering. The Sunday Times has more.

 

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