Hunt Shifts to Butcher 'Serb God'

With Karadzic behind bars, focus is on genocidal partner
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2008 6:22 AM CDT
Hunt Shifts to Butcher 'Serb God'
A Serbian nationalist displays a photo showing Bosnian war crimes fugitive army commander General Ratko Mladic.    (AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic)

(Newser) – Former Bosnian leader Radovan Karadzic is finally behind bars, but his alleged partner in genocide, Gen. Ratko Mladic, remains at large. Mladic is an even more ruthless figure who until a few years ago brazenly appeared in downtown Belgrade, attending soccer games and eating at gourmet restaurants, despite a $5 million reward for his capture, AP reports.

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Calling himself "the Serbian God," Mladic orchestrated the bloody siege of Sarajevo and the slaughter 8,000 of Muslims in Srebrenica, according to investigators. "That Ratko Mladic is still at liberty is a major obstacle to full accountability for the genocide at Srebrenica," said a spokesman for Human Rights Watch. (Read more Radovan Karadzic stories.)

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