EUFOR searches homes of Mladic relatives in BiH

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

EUFOR troops on Friday (May 8th) searched the homes of two relatives of war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic. Authorities say the searches, in the in the town Bijeljina, involved the homes of relatives Rajko and Radoslav Banduka. Rajko Banduka is also a former military associate of Mladic. 

In other news, The Hague war crimes tribunal on Thursday gave former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic time until May 25th to provide evidence of an alleged agreement with the former US envoy in the Balkans, Richard Holbrooke.

Since he first appeared before the tribunal in late July, Karadzic has claimed that in the summer of 1996 he struck a deal with Holbrooke; they allegedly agreed he would enjoy immunity from prosecution if he withdrew from politics. Western diplomats, including Holbrooke, deny any such deal.

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