At The Hague Louise Arbour, the chief prosecutor of the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, revealed the existence of secret indictments that will be used to arrest more suspected war criminals. One such indictment was used for the first time last Friday in the arrest of Slatko Dukmanovic (SLAT-ko dock-MANO-vitch), the former mayor of Vukovar. Tribunal investigators, backed up by U.N. troops, picked up Dukmanovic in Eastern Slavonia without any prior warning. Gillian Sharpe reports that more arrests using secret indictments are expected.
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At The Hague

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Louise Arbour, the chief prosecutor of the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, revealed the existence of secret indictments that will be used to arrest more suspected war criminals. One such indictment was used for the first time last Friday in the arrest of Slatko Dukmanovic (SLAT-ko dock-MANO-vitch), the former mayor of Vukovar. Tribunal investigators, backed up by U.N. troops, picked up Dukmanovic in Eastern Slavonia without any prior warning. Gillian Sharpe reports that more arrests using secret indictments are expected.