Monday, May 30, 2011

Lack of money facilitated the capture of Mladic

Belgrade. .- The lack of money to finance the long flight from war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic serboboniso was the crucial factor that led to his arrest last Thursday, said today the Serbian press. According to the newspaper Blic, in the last three years, the former general had been left without financial means to pay the salaries of his guards in the past allegedly protected him day and night.

"Money was not the only reason. Mladic realized he could no longer trust one hundred percent in any of his men. With them at all times was in danger," said a source familiar with the background of the catch. "I had no money, and (Mladic) assumed that being alone would be safer if no one knew where he is," he said.

A final mark they had detected the search teams Mladic was in April 2006, when he allegedly was in Belgrade, and since there was no safe clue that could lead to his whereabouts. "There were reports that at one point had fled the country, but it is very probable that even then hide in the environment, because Serbia was still the logistics center of his escape.

From there came the money and his assistants," says Blic. In the past two years, it is estimated that more than one hundred people from the former general environment were questioned by the secret services. They were also potential sources of funding cuts after the registration of several companies that allegedly helped hide from justice.

Cutting funding and interrogation Mladic harassed to the point that just being alone, which in turn would have made it more difficult to search. During interrogation after his capture Mladic refused to reveal where he hid and who helped him, and when he reached the house of his cousin in a village north of Belgrade, where he was eventually arrested.

According to the newspaper, was ordered in the court record when he had been seeing a man the age of Mladic and in his hand as a ring which he always wore. Mladic will be extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague in a matter of days. It is considered that the transfer operation is a security risk, so it will be held in secret.

The former commander of Bosnian Serb military is charged with genocide and other crimes during the Bosnian war (1992-1995).

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