Yugoslavia will no longer extradite accused war criminals to the international tribunal in The Hague because the court does not honor its agreements, Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica said this week. Serbs who surrendered voluntarily in exchange for “certain guarantees” were duped, he said. Several senior associates of former dictator Slobodan Milosevic, accused of genocide in Bosnia and Croatia in the mid-’90s, were reportedly told that they would be released on bail if they showed up in The Hague. Instead they were imprisoned. Any other alleged war criminals will be tried locally, in Yugoslav courts, the president said.
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