Mladic's Arrest Rankles Serbia Yet Offers Opportunity
by: NPR Staff, NPR, May 29, 2011 7:05:00 am
The former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic was arrested in Serbia this past week. He is wanted by an international tribunal in Yugoslavia for genocide and war crimes, and he could be extradited to face trial in The Hague as soon as Monday. His arrest, after a 16-year man hunt, is unpopular with Serb nationalists, but it removes a major obstacle to Serbia starting the process of joining the European Union. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us from Belgrade.