NEW: Mladic's Extradition Appeal Rejected

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - The deputy Serb war crimes prosecutor says judges have rejected Ratko Mladic's appeal against extradition to a U.N. tribunal.

Bruno Vekaric told the Associated Press Tuesday that Mladic will "as soon as possible" be extradited to The Hague's U.N. tribunal.

The timing of Mladic's extradition depends on when the Serbian justice minister signs an extradition order, but that is expected to be done quickly, paving the way for his immediate extradition.