Former Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic Found Guilty of Genocide

HeadlineNov 22, 2017
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At the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, former Bosnian Serb military general Ratko Mladic has been found guilty of genocide and other crimes, over his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and the siege of Sarajevo. The 74-year-old Mladic stood as Judge Alphons Orie read the charges against him.

Judge Alphons Orie: “The indictment charged two counts of genocide and five counts of crimes against humanity—namely, prosecution, murder, extermination, deportation and the inhumane act of forcible transfer.”

Just before the verdict was read, Mladic shouted and became combative, prompting the judge to clear the courtroom before rendering a guilty verdict, sentencing him to life in prison. As a military general, Ratko Mladic oversaw the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serbs in Srebrenica in 1995. It’s recognized as Europe’s single worst atrocity since the end of World War II.

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