|QUOTE (The Guardian)|
|Police in Serbia have arrested Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb military leader wanted by the United Nations for war crimes committed during the Bosnian war, including the Srebrenica massacre.|
The arrest of Mladic who had let it be known that he would rather kill himself than be arrested was confirmed by the Serbian president, Boris Tadic.
"On behalf of the Republic of Serbia I can announce the arrest of Ratko Mladic," Tadic told reporters.
Mladic, who was arrested in Serbia, would be extradited to the United Nations war crimes tribunal, Tadic said. A government spokesman said the process could take up to seven days.
"We ended a difficult period of our history and removed the stain from the face of the members of our nation wherever they live," Tadic said.
What do you all make of this? Hope there's not already a topic, I couldn't find one with a brief search on here and D&D. I've been studying Yugoslavia's history and the brief history of it's now independent countries in a course at university.
The guy was responsible for the siege of Sarajevo that targeted the civilians of the city, along with the Srebrenica massacre that resulted in the deaths of 7-8,000 Bosnian Muslims. After Karadzic's arrest a few years ago, he became the most prominent of the few remainging war criminals from the wars of the 1990s in the area, and his arrest was made a prerequisite for Serbia's admission to the EU.
Anyone from the Serbs, Croats or Bosnian Muslims opinions on this in particular? Also, how prevalent is the ultra-nationalism of the 1990s in the region?
Edited by mark-2007, 26 May 2011 - 04:52 PM.