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Jun 1, 2011

War crimes suspect Mladic may face charges this week

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, extradited to the Netherlands from Serbia after 16 years on the run, is likely to face genocide charges at the U.N. war crimes tribunal within days.

Serge Brammertz, prosecutor for the tribunal, said in an interview with Austrian radio ORF on Wednesday everything possible would be done to avoid a lengthy trial. Several war crimes trials in The Hague have dragged on for years.

Jun 1, 2011

Dutch seaside cell for Mladic

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Ratko Mladic, nicknamed “the butcher of Bosnia,” joins a who’s who of accused genocidal dictators, warlords and mass murderers at the international war crimes detention center in the Hague.

Set in a leafy suburb, the Scheveningen detention center is already home to the former Bosnian Serb military leader’s one-time political partner, Radovan Karadzic, currently on trial.

Jun 1, 2011

War crimes suspect Mladic to face genocide charges within days

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, extradited to the Netherlands from Serbia Tuesday after 16 years on the run, will face genocide charges at the U.N. war crimes tribunal within days.

The 69-year-old former general was taken to a detention center outside The Hague from Rotterdam airport Tuesday evening. His first court appearance could take place on Wednesday at the earliest but is considered more likely on Thursday or Friday.

May 31, 2011

Top war crimes suspect Mladic arrives in Netherlands

THE HAGUE/BELGRADE (Reuters) – Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was extradited to the Netherlands on Tuesday to face genocide charges at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague after 16 years on the run.

The 69-year-old arrived in Rotterdam on a Serbian government jet on Tuesday evening. After 90 minutes at the airport, where he was kept out of sight of the media, Mladic was transferred by helicopter to the tribunal’s detention centre near The Hague.

May 31, 2011

Dutch seaside cell awaits Mladic

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – When Ratko Mladic, nicknamed “the butcher of Bosnia,” arrives at the international war crimes detention center in the Hague, he will join a who’s who of accused genocidal dictators, warlords and mass murderers.

Set in a leafy suburb, the Scheveningen detention center is already home to the former Bosnian Serb military leader’s one-time political partner, Radovan Karadzic, currently on trial.

May 31, 2011

Mladic arrest a warning bell for Gaddafi, Bashir

LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Ratko Mladic’s arrest more than a decade and a half after the bloodshed of Sarajevo and Srebrenica sends a strong message that while international justice might be painfully slow it can have a long memory.

Sceptics, however, may see the sword of justice as double edged. Fear of a reckoning could encourage figures such as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Sudan’s Omar Al Bashir, indicted on similar charges, to cling to power with even greater tenacity.

May 31, 2011

Analysis: Mladic arrest a warning bell for Gaddafi, Bashir

LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Ratko Mladic’s arrest more than a decade and a half after the bloodshed of Sarajevo and Srebrenica sends a strong message that while international justice might be painfully slow it can have a long memory.

Skeptics, however, may see the sword of justice as double edged. Fear of a reckoning could encourage figures such as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Sudan’s Omar Al Bashir, indicted on similar charges, to cling to power with even greater tenacity.

May 17, 2011

War crimes prosecutor targets Gaddafi and allies

THE HAGUE/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The world’s top war crimes prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of killing protesters who want an end to end his four-decade rule.

International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo also asked judges, who must now see if there is enough evidence to issue warrants, for the arrest of Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam and his spy chief brother-in-law Abdullah al-Senussi.

May 16, 2011

Prosecutor seeks Gaddafi arrest over protest deaths

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – An international prosecutor on Monday sought an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi accusing him of committing crimes against humanity by killing protesters during an uprising against his 41-year rule.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, International Criminal Court prosecutor, also asked judges, who now need to see if there is enough evidence to issue warrants, for the arrest of Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam and his spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi.

May 16, 2011

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Gaddafi

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief on charges of crimes against humanity.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had said earlier this month he would seek three arrest warrants for the “pre-determined” killing of protesters in Libya following U.N. Security Council referral of the violence to the Hague-based court in February.

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      "Aaron specialises in the chemical and biotech sectors in the Netherlands alongside daily equities and general news reporting duties. He also covers the international criminal courts from The Hague. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and sub-editor in Australia in 1994. He has lived in the Netherlands since March 2000."
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