Statement by President Clinton
New York, NY; The capture of Ratko Mladic enables the Bosnian people to close another chapter of one of the most terrifying conflicts of our time. As the military commander who systematically carried out brutal atrocities and mass murder, Mladic will finally be held accountable -- to Bosnia and the world. For their role in Mladic's apprehension, President Tadic and the leadership in Serbia are to be commended.
Once again, we have seen that crimes against humanity will not escape the long arm of justice.
His arrest also should allow the people of Serbia to take an important step toward integration into Europe and the international community.
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