BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Jailed war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has visited the grave of his daughter who had killed herself.
Serbia’s deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric said Tuesday that officials allowed Mladic to leave his jail cell to make the early morning visit. Mladic is awaiting extradition to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.
Mladic was arrested Thursday in a village north of Belgrade after 16 years on the run. He is charged by the tribunal for atrocities committed by his Serb troops during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war.
Mladic’s daughter Ana committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 23 with her father’s pistol. Media reports at the time said she did it because of depression caused by her father’s role in the war. Mladic has always claimed she was killed by his wartime enemies.