Fugitive War Criminal May Be Living Freely
Bosnian TV purports to show Ratko Mladic at wedding, out with family
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 10:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bosnian television has aired what it calls footage of Ratko Mladic, the notorious Serbian war criminal on the lam since 1995, including a video it says was filmed last winter, reports the BBC. The footage, whose veracity has been disputed, seems to show Mladic living peacefully in a Belgrade suburb, and one shot shows him with current army officers. He is wanted by a Hague tribunal for 15 counts of genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with the Bosnian civil war.

Officials hoped the 2008 arrest of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader, would lead to Mladic's capture, but Serbian authorities have failed to bring him to justice. The EU has made his arrest a precondition for joining the bloc. One of the videos purports to show him standing outside with two women that Bosnian TV identified as his wife and daughter, but a Serbian official said it was "simply impossible" that Mladic was wandering freely.