Ratko Mladic Arrested for War Crimes

Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomes news of the capture of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, accused of responsibility for the worst war crimes on European soil since World War II. Sixteen years after 8,000 Muslim men and boys were massacred at Srebenica, Mladic will be tried for genocide, among other crimes, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, in The Hague. “His capture, though delayed, highlights the continuing importance of international coordination and pressure to ensure justice for atrocities against civilians,” said Julia Fromholz, Director of the Crimes Against Humanity Program at Human Rights First.

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Published on May 26, 2011

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