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Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general accused of masterminding the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995, has been captured in Serbia after more than 15 years as one of the world’s most wanted fugitives. President Boris Tadic of Serbia announced the arrest in Belgrade on Thursday, giving few details. Serbian news reports said that Mr. Mladic was living under the name of Milorad Komadic and that he was captured in Vojvodina, the Serbian province north of Belgrade.
Upon the capture of Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladić, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said: “it's a very courageous decision of the Serbian president. It is a step toward integration of Serbia into the European Union (EU) someday soon.”
Mladić’s arrest was a pre-condition to Serbia’s EU integration because of way he embarrassed and defied European authorities.
In April 1993, the United Nations (UN) – with Europe’s backing – declared the besieged Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica as a “safe area.”
However, since the beginning, Mladić’s forces had brazenly defied UN proclamations. First, they refused to demilitarize the areas surrounding Srebrenica. Second, they used their military presence to severely limit supplies going into Srebrenica. At one point, even UN personnel in Srebrenica were starving for supplies. Eventually, a few Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) died of starvation.
Originally posted by GakunGak
Here's what happened in Srebrenica when Mladic was there:
Also, for those of you wishing death upon this man's life:
Don't write something YOU DON'T know about because you were NOT there.
War is ugly. There will always be human causalities. If there was a war crime, and I say IF, this man DID NOT order it. You know nothing about his life. You know nothing about his childhood.
But if we will go this way, then I call for US commander, General David Petraeus, to be arrested and deported to Hague for mass rape and murder of Afghan families.