War Crimes Suspects Cause Collateral Damage

EMIL VAS / REUTERS

WANTED: War crimes prosecutors would like to see indictees like Radovan Karadzic in the Hague

The U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia issued its final indictment last week — for ex-Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boskovski and his bodyguard Johan Tarculovski on charges of murder, wanton destruction and cruel treatment — but its previous warrants are still causing ructions in the Balkans. Croatia hoped to start European Union accession talks this month, but the deal was postponed after the Hague tribunal's chief prosecutor, Carla del Ponte, argued that former Croatian general Ante Gotovina is "within the reach of the Croatian authorities" but has still not been turned in almost four years after he was indicted....

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