Serbia war crimes suspect Mladic may have been held

May 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Belgrade, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Serbian Police Thursday arrested a man suspected of being alleged fugitive war criminal Ratko Mladic, according to Serbian media.

A man using the alias Milorad Komadic was arrested after a tip-off that Komadic “possessed some identification documents of Ratko Mladic’s and was physically very similar to him”, the Zagreb-based Jutarnji List reported Thursday quoting police.

The report did not provide information on where the arrest was made. Police are conducting a DNA examination to confirm the identity of the suspect.

Wartime Bosnian Serb military commander Mladic is wanted by the Hague Tribunal on genocide and war crimes charges. He is accused of committing eleven counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Having lived freely in Belgrade for some time, Mladic disappeared from view when former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic was arrested in 2001.

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