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AMANPOUR: And now, "In Memoriam."

SCOTT-HERON: The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, not be televised.


AMANPOUR: We remember all of those who died in war this week. The Pentagon released the names of nine servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And when we return, a final note about one of the world's most wanted men finally being brought to justice.


AMANPOUR: This Memorial Day weekend, we want to focus on what's been a great month for international justice. It began with the killing of Osama bin Laden, and it's ending with the capture of a man accused of orchestrating the worst massacres in Europe since World War II.

Ratko Mladic on the run for 16 years now faces genocide charges stemming from the war in Bosnia. It's a war that I spent the better part of a decade covering. And he'll be held to account for what a war crimes judge has described as scenes from hell written on the darkest pages in human history.


AMANPOUR (voice-over): In the spring of 1992, Mladic, commander of the self-declared Bosnian Serb Army, turned the city of Sarajevo into a slaughterhouse, where neither men nor women nor innocent children were spared.

I covered the siege as his forces used the high ground around the city to rain gunfire and artillery on the innocent civilians, turning streets into sniper alleys.

By August of that year, shocking images emerged of emaciated Muslims held in concentration camps. They were the target of his brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing, to exterminate or expel Muslims and create an ethnically pure Serb rump state inside Bosnia.

When I met Mladic and demanded answers about the bloodbath, like so many of his type, he would smile behind cold eyes and insist that he was only protecting his own people.

But throughout the '90s, as he turned Bosnia into the worst killing fields in Europe since World War II, the evidence against him was overwhelming. Peter Jennings was there, as well, as mortars rained shells on Sarajevo's main marketplace.

JENNINGS: This will count as one of the worst attacks since this war began.

AMANPOUR: And all of this was unfolding in the age of never again, indeed, at the very same time as the U.S. Holocaust Museum was being dedicated. And no less than the moral might of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was directed at President Clinton.

WIESEL: Mr. President, I cannot not tell you something. As a Jew, I am saying that we must do something to stop the bloodshed in that country.

AMANPOUR: But still, the worst was to come. On July 11, 1995, Mladic's men stormed the tiny town of Srebrenica, and later Mladic himself swaggered through, his own cameras in tow, directing his forces to hand out chocolates to terrified children. Chillingly, he told these civilians that they had nothing to fear.

But when the cameras were turned off, the real savagery began. Women were raped. Men and boys were taken to open fields and executed in cold blood, their bodies thrown into mass graves. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed.


AMANPOUR: Mladic faces the war crimes tribunal at The Hague as early as tomorrow, a court that the United States was instrumental in creating. And now, with each passing year, it becomes less likely that war criminals such as Mladic can escape unpunished.

That's it for our program today. And for all of us here in Washington, thank you for watching. You can follow me all week on Twitter and at abcnews.com. And be sure to watch "World News with David Muir" later tonight. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend, and we hope to see you again next week.


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