DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

13 September, 2010


PHOTO: Branislav Puhalo and Gen. Ratko Mladic.
Authorities say police have searched five locations as part of an investigation into the financial network that has helped Europe's most wanted crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic evade justice.

Deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric says several people and companies have been investigated. He would not give details of the locations or say what police had found. However, Serbian daily "Blic" reported today that the authorities confiscated computer belonging to Branislav Puhalo, Chief of Gen. Mladic's security. They found confidential notes revealing Gen. Mladic's recent hideouts.

Mladic was indicted for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide by the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, for orchestrating the massacre of more than 8,000 Bosniaks in Srebrenica. He is also charged with a number of other crimes against humanity. He has been at large since 1995.

Serbia is required to arrest the former Bosnian Serb army commander if its wants to move on in its bid to join the European Union.

In the meantime, the family of Gen. Ratko Mladic is in process of filing a new motion to declare him officially dead, after a previous bid was rejected for procedural reasons. The family has argued that Mladic was sick and has not appeared in public since he went into hiding in 2003, however his son Darko claimed that he hasn't seen father since 2008. They say he could not have survived this long without medical care.

Prosecutors have charged Mladic's wife, Bosiljka, with illegal possession of weapons after her husband's guns were found in the family home in Belgrade during a 2008 search.