It Hasn’t Been a Great Day for Mid-Nineties Genocidal Maniacs

(FILES) A file picture taken 15 February 1994 shows the commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, General Ratko Mladic. Serbia has put a one million-euro (1.4 million-dollar) bounty on the head of Ratko Mladic, the government said 12 October 2007, just days before Brussels receives a report on its war crimes cooperation. The decision to offer the reward for information leading to Mladic's arrest was aimed at showing Belgrade's willingness to cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal, Rasim Ljajic, the minister in charge of the issue, told Beta news agency. AFP PHOTO FILES / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: PASCAL GUYOT/2007 AFP

The slow wheels of justice have finally caught up to two absolutely awful people. In Serbia, President Boris Tadic announced that a tip had led to the capture of Ratko Mladic, the long-sought Bosnian Serb general accused of leading the massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995. At the same time, a United Nations court has revealed that Bernard Munyagishari, a Hutu militia leader alleged to have "recruited, trained and led Interahamwe militiamen in mass killings and rapes of Tutsi women" during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some advice: If you're a genocidal maniac wanted for unspeakable crimes against humanity about a decade and a half ago, today might be a good day to throw on a new wig, hop a bus to a random location, or just dig a spider hole somewhere secluded and sit in it for a while.

Top Serbian War Crimes Suspect Caught [NYT]
Rwandan genocide mastermind captured in DRC [Guardian UK]