29 Oct 2010

Serbia boosts reward for war crimes suspect

9:02 pm on 29 October 2010

The Serbian government has raised to €10 million its reward for information leading to the capture of the war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

It says by raising the reward tenfold it is showing a clear commitment to removing the final obstacle to Serbia's entry into the European Union.

General Mladic is accused by international prosecutors of genocide while leading Bosnian Serb forces from 1992 to 95, the BBC reports.

The 68-year-old has been on the run since the end of Bosnia's civil war.