- Kenyan police have said a man held on suspicion of being fugitive General Ratko Mladic, who is hunted for war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia, by the International court was wrongfully arrested.
The police arrested a man on Thursday at a resort in the coastal city of Mombasa and was taken to Nairobi for questioning.
Local reports said the man’s fingerprints were sent to Interpol to confirm his identity, indicating that the Interpol were not able to immediately confirm whether the man's fingerprints match Mr Mladic or Goran Hadzic, both wanted by the Hague based International Criminal Court, for war crimes.
Analysts said false arrest of the manager of a water sports company at a luxury hotel in Mombasa, has sparked speculation whether the two remaining fugitives had been arrested.
Two staff members at the Whitesands Hotel, said the man carried papers identifying him as Croatian Igor Mejaski, who had been in the country for many years.
Mr Mejaski's mother, Katica Mejaski, said his son who has reportedly been in Kenya for more than 23 year had nothing to do with the Croatian war saying mistaken identity was the last thing his son needed.
Mr Mladic is wanted for genocide over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in which about 8,000 Muslim men were killed, while Mr Hadzic is wanted in connection with atrocities during the war in Croatia.
The BBC said the arrest of the two men, especially Mr Mladic, is a key requirement of the European Union for closer ties with Serbia.
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