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Wednesday, 24 January, 2001, 18:13 GMT
Most wanted: Yugoslavia's top suspects
BBC News Online profiles some of the key players most wanted by United Nations war crimes prosecutors.

Slobodan Milosevic
Slobodan Milosevic
Slobodan Milosevic

The ex-president of Yugoslavia, toppled by popular revolution in October and now under arrest in Belgrade, is top of the wanted list. His successor, Vojislav Kostunica, has made clear he should face corruption charges in Yugoslavia, rather than being handed over. Mr Milosevic was indicted in May 1999 for crimes against humanity committed earlier that year in Kosovo - including the deportation and murder of Kosovo Albanians.


Milan Milutinovic
Milan Milutinovic
Radovan Karadzic

Twice indicted by the Hague Tribunal for war crimes, the wartime leader of the Bosnian Serbs is believed to be in hiding somewhere in eastern Bosnia. Nato-led S-For peacekeepers have been tightening the net around him with the arrests of other suspects, most importantly with the apprehension of his former right-hand man, Momcilo Krajisnik. The International Crisis Group (ICG), a Brussels-based research organisation, says: "Karadzic is not difficult to spot: he travels with a relatively large security entourage."


Milan Martic
Milan Martic

Ratko Mladic

Mr Karadzic's wartime military commander, the general was increasingly at odds with his political leader in the final phase of the Bosnian conflict. Since then he has sought to escape arrest by moving to Belgrade. When he goes out of his fortified home to watch a football game, he is surrounded by a large group of bodyguards. He was indicted for genocide in November 1995 for his alleged role in ordering the murder of thousands of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica.


Radovan Karadzic
Radovan Karadzic

Milan Milutinovic

The Serbian President was indicted on similar charges to Mr Milosevic, as a member of the Yugoslav supreme defence council. He still holds office.




Colonel Milan Mrksic
Colonel Milan Mrksic
Milan Martic

At one time leader of a self-proclaimed Serbian republic within Croatia, Martic is accused of ordering long-range missiles to be fired into the centre of the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The weapons were said to have been carrying cluster bombs, which caused horrific injury and deaths to civilians.


Major Veselin Sljivancanin
Major Veselin Sljivancanin
Milan Mrksic
Veselin Sljivancanin
Miroslav Radic

The three army officers, known as the Vukovar Three, are accused of involvement in the massacre of about 260 non-Serbs who were captured in the grounds of a hospital in Vukovar, Croatia. They were indicted in October 1995. Colonel Mrksic is the former commander of the Yugoslav national army's guards brigade, Major Sljivancanin was a military police battalion commander, and Captain Radic was a special police unit commander.


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