The extradition of former Bosnian Serb general
Ratko Mladic to face genocide charges at the UN war crimes tribunal drew nearer Tuesday when his appeal against the extradition arrived at the court handling his case, DPA reported.
If Mladic's appeal against the extradition is rejected, which is expected, he may be sent to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague within hours.
Mladic, 69, who commanded the Serb army in the 1992-95 Bosnian war, was arrested in Serbia last week after nearly 16 years on the run. The ICTY indicted him on charges of genocide and other war crimes.