Pursuit And Persuasion

For the past nine years, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and military chief Ratko Mladic have been hiding in mountainous areas of Bosnia and Serbia to avoid deportation to the Hague on war crimes charges. Both men are accused of genocide during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Now sources tell TIME that the Serbian government is secretly negotiating with Mladic, promising to fund his defense and provide financial aid to his family if he surrenders. "We are working very intensely on that and expect results in a couple of weeks," says a senior government official. The change...

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