November 28, 2001 |
The U.N. chief war crimes prosecutor accused the Yugoslav government Tuesday of harboring the Bosnian Serbs' wartime commander who has been indicted for genocide. Carla Del Ponte said that Gen. Ratko Mladic is living in Belgrade and that the Yugoslav army is shielding him from national and international justice with the government's consent.
February 26, 2004 |
War crimes prosecutors' two-year case against Slobodan Milosevic came to a sudden close Wednesday, with chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte dropping her final witnesses and acknowledging that she had not produced evidence directly linking the former Yugoslav leader to genocide in the Balkan wars. "I know that I don't have the smoking gun in the count of genocide," Del Ponte said in an interview.
November 11, 1999 |
War crimes investigators have unearthed 2,108 bodies from grave sites in Kosovo and expect to find more in the coming months, the chief prosecutor told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday. U.N. investigative teams have examined 195 grave sites so far in their effort to establish evidence of systematic killing this spring of ethnic Albanians by Serbian forces, chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte said. The findings will be presented to the war crimes tribunal.
May 17, 2009 |
Europe's top human rights watchdog is launching an investigation into a bone-chilling allegation: that ethnic Albanian guerrillas may have kidnapped Serb civilians at the end of Kosovo's 1998-99 war, removed their organs and sold the body parts on the black market. A United Nations inquiry into the issue in 2004 proved inconclusive. So did a recent investigation by the Associated Press, which obtained U.N. and Serbian documents detailing what was uncovered at a farmhouse in remote north-central Albania: bloodstains, syringes, empty bottles of muscle relaxant, surgical gear and other material.
August 7, 1999 |
Secretary-General Kofi Annan selected Swiss Atty. Gen. Carla del Ponte, who won recognition for investigating allegations of high-level Mexican and Pakistani money laundering, to serve as chief prosecutor for the international war crimes tribunal. "I was looking for a strong and experienced prosecutor, and I think she is very good," Annan said Friday after asking the Security Council to accept his choice. Del Ponte, 52, has been the top Swiss legal official since 1994.
June 10, 2006 |
Moscow has handed over Dragan Zelenovic, a Bosnian Serb wanted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal on rape and torture charges, to Bosnia, Interfax news agency reported, citing an unnamed official source. Carla Del Ponte, prosecutor for the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, had accused Moscow of dragging its feet in the case of Zelenovic, a former police officer.