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Bosnian Muslims Want Karadzic Arrest After Saddam

Bosnian Muslims welcomed the arrest of Saddam Hussein Monday but voiced frustration at the West’s failure to capture Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic, still one of the world’s most wanted men. Karadzic, indicted for genocide in Bosnia’s 1992-5 war by the U.N. war crimes court, could have been brought to justice just as easily had there been the same political will that led to Hussein’s capture, the Muslims believe. “(The Saddam arrest shows) that if there was true will to arrest Karadzic it could have already been done and could still be done,” said political commentator Senad Pecanin of the independent weekly magazine Dani. Karadzic, who together with his military chief Ratko Mladic was twice indicted by the Hague-based court for genocide against Muslims and Croats, has been on the run since 1996, when Western pressure forced him to quit public life. Full Story

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