Wanted War Criminals
Hiding out in a relative’s house near Belgrade, and living under an assumed name, Ratko Mladic—who is charged with crimes against humanity and genocide for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre—was armed but offered no resistance in a pre-dawn raid on May 26. Later that day, he appeared in court in Belgrade, where he was weak and apparently unable to communicate with a judge; at one point, the hearing was interrupted for a physical assessment. One of his arms apparently is paralyzed, perhaps due to a stroke. But Mladic remained defiant. “He does not recognize The Hague tribunal," his lawyer said. The former general is expected to be extradited to The Hague within a few days to face the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.