Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
May 27, 2011
CHAIRMAN SMITH DISCUSSES ON VOICE OF AMERICA THE RECENT CAPTURE OF RATKO MLADIC
WASHINGTON—On May 27, the day after the announced capture of at-large indictee Ratko Mladic in Serbia, Helsinki Commission Chairman and U.S. Representative from New Jersey Chris Smith is interviewed by the Bosnian Service of Voice of America for his thoughts on the impact this will have on Bosnia, Serbia and the region, including people who were victims and those who engage in denial.
Chairman Smith recounted his visit to Srebrenica – scene of the 1995 genocide – and recalled the shelling of Sarajevo and other atrocities for which Mladic will now be held accountable in The Hague. Smith also noted the many resolutions, hearings and briefings held by the Helsinki Commission to keep the issue of cooperation with the international tribunal on the policy agenda.
Please click here for Chairman Smith’s interview with Voice of America.
Media Contact: Shelly Han
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Bosnia and Herzegovina