A court in The Hague has upheld a life sentence for former Bosnian Serb leader Ratko Mladic. He is guilty of preventing humanity, genocide, and violating the laws of war.
Upholding the initial ruling means the 79-year-old former general, who was known as the “Bosnian Butcher” and terrorized the country during the war, will spend the rest of his life in prison. The PA agency notes that he is the last significant figure in the conflict to receive justice.
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In November 2017, the ruling chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicted Ratko Mladic, former commander of the General Staff. army Republika Srpska, to life imprisonment for genocide, crimes against humanity and violating the laws and customs of war. Thus, Mladic was convicted on 10 of the 11 charges against him.
The court confirmed, among other thingsat..that from May 12, 1992 to November 30, 1995, Mladic participated in actions aimed at expelling Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats from the Bosnian Serb-occupied territories in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There was not only persecution and deportation, but also Murders.
Mladic was found guilty of “spreading terror among the civilian population of Sarajevo through the bombing campaign”. It was also confirmed that Mladic was responsible for the killing of about 8000 people at the hands of the Serbs. Men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995, and the forced removal of women, children and some older men from there.
Mladic was charged on July 24, 1995. In 2011, he was arrested in Serbia, where he was hiding under an assumed name. His trial began in May 2012. Nearly 600 witnesses were heard. both defense and Prosecutor’s Office appeal.
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