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Pressing EU bid, Serbia issues arrest warrants for war crimes suspects

[JURIST] Pushing for Serbian membership in the European Union by 2010, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Miroljub Labus [BBC profile] said Monday that Serbia has issued arrest warrants for suspects indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website] and will extradite suspects it captures to the UN tribunal in The Hague. EU officials have urged closer co-operation with the Hague court as a condition for Serbian accession to the regional group. Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic [ICTY case backgrounder; indictment] and military commander Ratko Mladic [ICTY case backgrounder; indictment] remain at large and are believed to be hiding in Serbia. AP has more.

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