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U.N. slams Serbia over Mladic dawdling

Aug. 21, 2006 at 7:54 AM   |   Comments

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.N. court's chief prosecutor Monday condemned Serbia for refusing to arrest Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

Addressing the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Carla Del Ponte, the chief prosecutor, said the Serbian government in Belgrade is fully capable of arresting three accused Bosnian Serbs but refuses to do so, Belgrade's Beta news agency reported.

Del Ponte delivered a brief speech at the beginning of trial of seven Bosnian Serb military and police officers, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity at Srebrenica, where 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed in July 1995.

The three Bosnian Serbs at large are former military chief Mladic, former political leader Radovan Karadzic and their alleged accomplice Zdravko Tolimir.

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