People holding Serbian flags and photos of former General Ratko Mladic during a protest in Kalinovik, Bosnia
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Pro-Mladic rally in Bosnia

An association of former Bosnian Serb soldiers have held a protest in the Bosnian village of Kalinovik against Former Bosnian Serbian army chief Ratko Mladic's arrest.

Speaking from Kalinovik, Gen Mladic's home town, the BBC's Nick Thorpe said thousands of people had gathered and were protesting peacefully.

General Mladic remains in custody in Belgrade and is expected to be extradited to The Hague in the next few days to stand trial for war crimes.

The BBC's Nick Thorpe said some people regard General Mladic as a hero.

  • 29 May 2011