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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Serbia arrested elusive war criminal Ratko Mladic
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On May 26, 2011, Serbian authorities announced the capture of Ratko Mladic, the former general colonel and commander of the army of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The following day, a Serbian judge found Ratko Mladic fit for extradition to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for trial on charges of crimes against humanity, despite concerns about his age and health. Mladic appealed to the Serbian War Crimes Court challenging his extradition to the ICTY, but the appeal was denied and a court date was set for June 3, 2011. In April 2012, Mladic pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

Seal of the ICTY

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