Chicago’s Bosnian community reacts to capture of Mladic

May 26, 2011

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Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic is charged with 11 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The arrest of Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic ends a sixteen-year manhunt for one of the world’s most sought-after fugitives. Mladic is widely accused of masterminding Europe’s worst ethnically-motivated mass murder since World War II – the 1995 massacre of nearly 8,000 men and boys in Srebrenica.

His arrest and extradition to The Hague to face trial for crimes against humanity means that thousands of families who’ve had loved ones killed might receive some form of justice. It’s also another step towards reconciliation.

Mujko Erovic, owner and publisher of the Chicago newspaper, Bosnia United, offers his reaction to Mladic’s arrest.