POLL: MAJORITY OF SERBS ARE BAD PEOPLE WHO CELEBRATE WAR CRIMINALS
More than half of Serbia's population would not approve sending fugitive Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic to face trial for genocide at the UN war crimes court, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reports.
Mladic and former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic were indicted by the Hague-based court for genocide during the 1992-95 war, including the siege of Sarajevo and the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 BosniaK men in Srebrenica.
The Serbian government has issued a 10 million euro ($14.1 million) reward for information leading to his capture, but only 34 percent of those polled said they would approve of Mladic being arrested, while 40 percent said they regard him as a hero.
An overwhelming 78 percent said they would not report Mladic to the authorities, according to the findings of the poll, which was conducted for the Serbian government's National Council for Cooperation with The Hague Tribunal.