Breaking News: Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Source: BBC

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war.

Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo.

The UN tribunal in The Hague convicted him on 10 of the 11 charges.

Mladic, 74, was not in court when the sentence was read out. He had been removed for shouting at the judges.

They had rejected a request by his team to halt proceedings because of Mladic’s high blood pressure. At the start of the session, he appeared relaxed, smiling and gesturing to the cameras.

Mladic has denied all the charges and his lawyer said he would appeal.

What were the crimes?

Mladic was the military commander of Bosnian Serb forces against Bosnian Croat and Bosniak armies. He had been on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) since 2012.

It found that Mladic “significantly contributed” to the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995, where more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys were murdered, the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two.

He was cleared of a second count of genocide in other municipalities. The other charges included war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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3 replies

  1. This is wonderful development and start as it establishes that every human life is precious and sacred, even if a Muslim.

    Any country which starts a war without backing by United Nations, its leaders should always be prosecuted for war crimes as every war leads to innocent human’s loss of life.

    Anyone who kills innocent lives for political gains is in fact a terrorist if you think about it.

    • They took five years to decide the obvious. 5 years of good salaries for the judges … The whole thing could have been decided in 5 weeks.

  2. @ Zia— You know that the Extremist Clerics or Scolars do not value the life of human being, they value Islam more than a life of human being.

    That is why Allah has warned people to be careful with the extremist clerics. They are a wolf with sheep’s cloth.

    With love❤️

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