Mladić has been under indictment before the International Criminal tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) since 1995 for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Mladić’s co-accused, Radovan Karadžić, President of the so-called Republika Srpska, was arrested in 2008 and has been on trial in The Hague since 2009.
The long-awaited arrest of Mladić opens the way to Serbia’s membership in the European Union, which has been contingent upon a showing of full cooperation with the ICTY.
Following the arrest of Mladic, only one indictee out of 161 remains at large: Goran Hadžić (right), former President of Republic of Srpska Krajina (a Serb break-away republic in Croatia), who has been indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The ICTY press release on the arrest is here; the Office of the Prosecutor's statement is here.