Bosnia says Mladic arrest key for reconciliation

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Posted: May 27, 2011 2:52 AM
Bosnia says Mladic arrest key for reconciliation

Bosnia's foreign minister says the arrest of Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic is very important for reconciliation in the Balkans.

Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj says the arrest is a positive development for Serbia, which has been under intense pressure from the international community to catch Europe's most wanted war crimes suspect. He also says crimes against humanity, especially genocide, cannot go unpunished.

He made the comments Friday on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, where he was attending a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement.

The 69-year-old Mladic was captured in Serbia on Thursday after 16 years on the run. He faces charges for alleged international war crimes, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995.