12. May 2009.

Brammertz Pushes for Mladic, Hadzic Arrests

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Serge Brammertz, the Internaitonal War Crimes Tribunal’s Chief Prosecutor, noted during his visit to Belgrade Monday that the arrest and extradition of remaining two war crimes suspects, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic, remains an open issue.

Brammertz said that Serbia has satisfied requirements regarding the submission of documentation and access to archives, and the only issue that remains to be resolved concern Mladic and Hadzic.

Brammertz will soon present his assessment on the state of Serbia’s cooperation to the UN Security Council.

During his visit, the prosecutor was also questioned about Serbia’s initiative to have sentenced individuals serve their sentence in their country of origin. Brammertz said he did not support the initiative, pointing to comments made by Serb politicians criticising the recent verdicts on Mrksic and Sljivancanin, whose sentences were up to tripled.

Brammertz continued his visits on Tuesday.

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