The international criminal Tribunal of the UN for the former Yugoslavia sentenced him to life in prison, the former General of the Bosnian Serb army Ratko Mladic, accused of organizing mass killings of Muslims in Srebrenica. About it reports Radio Freedom.

The UN Tribunal has recognized Mladic guilty on 10 of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, particularly genocide.

The verdict was announced on November 22.

During sentencing, the mladić removed from the courtroom.

This happened after he began shouting: “Lies! A shame.” After that, he followed the course of the hearing from a separate room.

The Mladic case was considered five years.

74-year-old ex-General was hiding from the international Tribunal for 16 years. He was arrested in may 2011 as a result of operation of the Serbian security services.

In March 2016, the international criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia found former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of crimes against humanity during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Prosecutor demanded to sentence him to life imprisonment. However, the Tribunal Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

During the civil war, about 20 thousand Bosnian Muslims from surrounding villages had fled to Srebrenica in search of salvation from the ethnic cleansing by Bosnian Serbs under the protection of the Dutch contingent of UN peacekeepers.

In July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army invaded Srebrenica, killing about eight thousand men and boys from Muslim families. It was the largest mass murder in Europe since the Second world war.

Under the protection of armed small arms contingent of 600 people on the basis of a UN military unit in Potocari was about five thousand Muslims, mostly women and children. The Serbs had artillery, demanded to give them boys and men supposedly for “interrogation”, but actually killed.

See also: the Massacre in Srebrenica, the court affirmed partial blame Holland

The judgment States that the UN troops knew that Muslims were in danger, but decided to expel them outside the safe zone. Extraditing the men, they continued the evacuation of the remaining refugees in Tuzla.

The court in the Netherlands in 2014, has ruled that the Netherlands are responsible for the militia killing of Ratko Mladic, more than 300 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica. An appeal against the verdict was filed by the organization Mothers of Srebrenica: activists were disappointed by the court’s decision, stating that the death of the other thousands of victims during the massacre of the Netherlands.

Previously responsible for the mass killings in Srebrenica, admitted the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the massacre was condemned by the Parliament of Serbia.

See also: Prosecutor calls for Mladic’s life in prison for murder of Muslims




Mladić was sentenced to life imprisonment for the Srebrenica massacre 22.11.2017

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