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FBI probes threats to Serbia's war crime prosecutor: spokesman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice charged with investigating all violations of federal laws except those assigned to some other federal agency.  has launched a probe into several US citizens of Serbian origin suspected to have sent death threats to Serbia's war crime prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic, his office said Saturday.

"FBI officials have recently informed prosecutor Vukcevic that an investigation was underway in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and that several persons were suspected of threatening him," spokesman Bruno Vekaric told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .

"We were told that there was a progress in the probe," he said, but could not confirm local media reports that three people had already been detained.

Vukcevic and his team in charge with locating and arresting war crime suspects, including most wanted Most Wanted may refer to:
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 fugitive Ratko Mladic, have received more than 40 threatening letters (Law) letters containing threats, especially those designed to extort money, or to obtain other property, by menaces; blackmailing letters.

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 and a number of telephone calls, Vekaric said.

Most of the letters were received from the US cities with significant Serb communities, but there were also a few from Europe, he said, giving no further details.

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 the spokesman, threats are being usually sent following an arrest or a search for remaining war crime suspects.

The latest ones were received after police on Thursday raided five locations in Belgrade, including the house of Mladic's son Darko, Vekaric said.

The raids were aimed at finding clues that could lead to the fugitive, officials said at the time.

Mladic, Bosnian Serb wartime military chief who faces genocide charges over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys, is believed to be hiding in Serbia.

Another remaining fugitive is Goran Hadzic, wanted in connection with atrocities committed by Serb forces during Croatia's 1991-1995 war of independence.

Most Serbs consider the Hague-based war crimes court biased and anti-Serb one.

Serbia is under strong pressure from the international community to arrest and deliver the war crimes suspects as part of its bid to join the European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the

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