Saturday, May 28, 2011

Serbia Justice confirms that Mladic be extradited to The Hague

Belgrade. - The Judicial Council of Serbia has confirmed Friday that the conditions for the war criminal Ratko Mladicsea extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). According to a spokeswoman in Belgrade said the charges against former Bosnian Serb military leader of the jurisdiction of The Hague.

With this decision, has begun extradition proceedings which provide deadlines can be resolved in a week. Mladic's defense has the right to appeal within three days and the Judicial Council has the same length of time to make a final decision. Meanwhile, the war criminal will remain on the premises of the Court of Belgrade.

For its part, Ratko Mladic's family has asked that it be subjected to an "independent medical examination", overseen by Russian doctors, before being extradited to the ICTY. The defendant's son, Darko Mladic, told reporters today that his father has a very fragile health and his family asked to be taken to a military hospital for an "independent review" which claims that Russian doctors also attend as witnesses .

Darko Mladic rejected certain statements of representatives of the Serbian judiciary that sensitive health information is a tactic of the defense of his father. "He has difficulties in communication, his right arm is almost paralyzed because you can not use your fingers, and not feel the right side of his body," he said.

He added that Mladic was subjected to some tests last night of heart and brain, which showed two scars caused by strokes. Darko Mladic also said that his father is guilty of war crimes that the ICTY has indicted him. Darko Mladic, who said he has not seen his father for over ten years, and the defendant's wife, Bosiljka, today visited for about two hours a former general, for the first time since his arrest.

The former military commander of the Bosnian Serbs was arrested Thursday by police in a relative's home in the village of Lazarevo, near the northern town of Zrenjanin, after spending nearly 16 years in search and seizure.

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