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Serbia Says Former Bosnian Serb Minister to Surrender to Hague Court


Serbian government officials say a former Bosnian Serb interior minister plans to surrender to the United Nations Tribunal in The Hague to face war crimes charges.

The government said Thursday Mica Stanisic will travel to The Hague and surrender to the court Friday. The tribunal has not yet made his indictment public.

Mr. Stanisic was Bosnian Serb interior minister during part of the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina that began in 1992.

The European Union, NATO and Western governments have urged Serbia to arrest war crimes suspects and transfer them to The Hague. Since January, four high-ranking Serb military officials have surrendered to the tribunal.

However, at least 17 Serbian or Bosnian Serb suspects, as well as Croatian General Ante Gotovina, still remain at large.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.