Fri, May 24 2013
In Sofia, the Foreign Ministry said that it sincerely welcomed the arrest of Hadzic, which it described as the result of determined and consistent efforts by Serbia's leadership to implement Belgrade's commitments to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
It was high drama in the courtroom from the start. As soon as Ratko Mladic entered, he tipped his hat and gave a thumbs up to the public gallery.
Serbian authorities put Mladic on a plane on May 31 after judges turned down his appeal against extradition. Another court ruled earlier that Mladic is healthy enough to face a trial, rejecting his lawyer's argument that he is too ill.
Calls for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladić to be transferred to The Hague tribunal as soon as possible.
Brammertz told Serbian leaders there can be no alternative to the arrest of the fugitives. He said his opinion will be reflected in the report he will send to the UN Security Council on May 17.
She told the court on April 5 that if her husband were still alive, he would have found a way to contact the family.
Serbian police officer Vlastimir Ðordevic was sentenced to 27 years in jail after being found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Kosovo in the 1990s.
The co-operation of states is vital in bringing to justice those responsible for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and in facilitating the successful completion of the United Nations tribunals mandated with this task, the Security Council was told on December 6 2010
Belgrade wants to open negotiations immediately after getting candidate status, but there are key outstanding issues including the country’s fugitive war criminals.
The July 1995 massacre and murder of 8000 Bosnian men and boys in the eastern Bosnian city of Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, continues to be a stain on humanity as more than 70 major mass graves have been located in Bosnia-Herzegovina containing civilians killed during the worst war crimes in Europe since the days of World War 2.
July 2010: Memories and mantras in the Western Balkans
Bosiljka Mladic was taken to a court in Belgrade on June 9 2010 and questioned by a judge about an automatic firearm, a hunting rifle and several pistols discovered in the Mladic family home in 2008.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.