Sanctions on dozens of Bosnian officials lifted

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 10:52 AM
Sanctions on dozens of Bosnian officials lifted

Bosnia's international administrator has lifted sanctions against local officials who had been accused of helping genocide suspects Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic evade arrest.

Valentin Inzko said Friday the sanctions his office had imposed over the years on several dozen Bosnian Serbs officials were no longer necessary following Mladic's recent arrest.

The sanctioned officials were barred from holding public office and, in some cases, from traveling outside the country. Some had their bank accounts frozen.

Mladic, the Serb army commander during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, was arrested in Serbia on May 26 and extradited to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic was arrested in Belgrade three years ago.