Sunday, November 23, 2003

Nigeria/US: threat of sanctions re: Taylor softened

The bill's final language was not completed, but committee aides said [House] lawmakers softened Senate-passed provisions that would have cut off aid to Nigeria and Serbia and Montenegro if they did not turn over two figures wanted for war crimes.

The bill eases the threat of sanctions, but urges Nigeria to surrender exiled former Liberian President Charles Taylor to a war crimes tribunal, and Serbia to cooperate in turning over Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb army commander blamed for ordering the massacre of 7,000 Muslims at Srebrenica. (link)
Here is the last post on the issue.