In a long overdue action, the Serbian government has finally arrested accused war criminal Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Mladic, 69, is accused of genocide, extermination and murder, including the deaths of over 8000 men and boys after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995.
He is the former Chief of Staff of the Army of the Republika Srpska (the Bosnian Serb Army) and allegedly committed the atrocities during the Bosnian War 1992–1995.
Serbian President Boris Tadic made the announcement which will help remove a stain of complicity of Serbia in the hiding of Mladic or at least the failure to aggressively pursue the accused war criminal after the war. Tadic simply said “All war criminals must face justice.” Amen, brother, amen.