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Official: Between two and four days for Mladic's extradition

Other News Materials 30 May 2011 14:55
The extradition of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic to a United Nations war crimes tribunal should be possible within two to four days, a Serbian government spokesman said Monday.
Official: Between two and four days for Mladic's extradition

The extradition of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic to a United Nations war crimes tribunal should be possible within two to four days, a Serbian government spokesman said Monday, DPA reported.

"The whole procedure, as of today, can take no less than two and no more than four days," the Beta news agency quoted Slobodan Homen as saying.

Serbian authorities cleared the path to Mladic's extradition on Friday, a day after his arrest, though they must still allow an appeal, which Mladic's lawyer Milos Saljic said he will file by mail.

"Mailing the appeal is delay tactics ... I presume the appeal will focus on Mladic's psychological and physical condition," Homen said.

A government team of doctors also cleared Mladic as fit to stand trial on charges of war crimes at the tribunal in The Hague, despite protests from lawyers and family that he is too ill to participate.

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