Ratko Mladic fit to be extradited





Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime general, is fit to be extradited to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague and has until Monday to appeal, a judge at a special Serbian war crimes court has said.

"Mladic's lawyer was delivered the extradition papers and he has until Monday to appeal," judge Maja Kovacevic said.

He said Mladic had been examined by a medical commission "which has determined he is fit for further proceedings".

Europe's most-wanted man was arrested in the early hours of Thursday in a village in northern Serbia ended a 16-year manhunt. He made a first court appearance in Belgrade later the same day.

But there were immediate questions over whether the 69-year-old Bosnian Serb was fit to stand trial after he claimed to be ill....



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