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Aide to war crimes fugitive Mladic arrested in Serbia

[JURIST] Former Serbian army officer Sasa Badnjar, a suspected accomplice of fugitive war criminal Ratko Mladic [ICTY case backgrounder; BBC profile] has been arrested for aiding Mladic's evasion of arrest, Serbian authorities said Thursday. Mladic has successfully avoided arrest, allegedly due to assistance from army officers formerly in his command, on an indictment [text] for the 1995 massacre [BBC timeline] of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica.

Badnjar's arrest follows increasing criticism from Carla del Ponte [BBC profile], chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website], who has demanded that the European Union suspend membership talks [JURIST report] with Serbia until Mladic is turned over to the ICTY. Reuters has more.

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