THE HAGUE : Warrants Issued for Bosnian Serb Chiefs

From Times Wire Reports

The U.N. war crimes tribunal issued international arrest warrants for Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military chief, Gen. Ratko Mladic. The warrants obligate United Nations members to arrest the men if they come within their jurisdiction, the tribunal said. Karadzic and Mladic, indicted last year on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, are accused of orchestrating torture, rapes and mass murders allegedly carried out by their forces against Muslims. In a separate but related issue, the World Court ruled that it has jurisdiction in Bosnia's genocide case against Serbia, clearing the way for a full hearing on whether Belgrade was the driving force behind the 3 1/2-year war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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