Arrest of Serbian commander Ratko Mladic 'historic day' for international justice

Ratko Mladic

Ratko Mladic

The arrest of the former Serbian army commander Ratko Mladic, who's been wanted for 16 years for war crimes, marks an 'historic day for international justice', according to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. 

Ratko Mladic was indicted by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1995. He's charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. 

Mr Ban, who was speaking at an event in Paris, welcomed the arrest as a step forward in dealing with war crimes:

 "This arrest marks an important step in our collective fight to end impunity as well as for the work of the ICTY. I commend the efforts of President Tadic and the Serbian government."

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