The government will approve the providing of guarantees to the Hague Tribunal for Ratko Mladic’s provisional release for medical treatment.

This is according to Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic.

“Respecting the request of Mladic’s defense counsel and family, the Ministry of Justice has initiated a procedure for providing guarantees and has already obtained the necessary opinions. In the shortest time, this request will be (considered) at the government session,” Kuburovic told reporters at the Palace of Serbia on Thursday.

She noted that this will not be the first time that the Serbian government has provided guarantees for persons who are accused by the Hague Tribunal.

“So far, we have respected everything that was guaranteed and I believe that this time, too, there will be a positively response to the defense and Ratko Mladic’s family,” the minister noted.

The family and the defense of Ratko Mladic filed a ten days ago a request asking the Serbian government to provide guarantees to the Hague Tribunal in order for Mladic to be released for medical treatment.

Mladic has been in Hague (ICTY) detention since his arrest in 2011, and spent always 12 year before that on the run.

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