BELGRADE, Serbia — Ratko Mladic is eating strawberries and receiving family visits in a Serbian jail, but as early as Monday the ex-general could be on his way to face a war-crimes tribunal in The Hague, possibly joining his former ally Radovan Karadzic on trial for some of the worst horrors of the Balkan wars.
The former Bosnian Serb army commander known for his cruelty and arrogance began issuing demands from behind bars Friday, calling for a TV set and Tolstoy novels, and regaining some of his trademark hubris after a pre-dawn raid in a Serbian village the day before ended his 16 years on the run.
Serbia's war crimes court ruled that the 69-year-old is fit to stand trial and that conditions have been met for him to be handed over to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague.
Salvador arrests 7 in plot to steal grenades
SAN SALVADOR — The Salvadoran army says it has arrested two officers and five soldiers for trying to steal 1,812 hand grenades to sell to drug traffickers.
Defense Minister Gen. David Munguia says the months-long operation was a major blow to a deep-rooted criminal group that was stealing the country's weaponry.
The Salvadoran general said he was convinced the M67 grenades were destined to fall into the hands of organized criminals, but did not specify why.
The officers and soldiers were booked in a jail in western El Salvador and are facing theft charges in a military court.