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Ratko Mladic sentenced to life imprisonment

THE HAGUE - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday sentenced Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding that he had significantly contributed to the commission of genocide in Srebrenica and other war crimes in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ICTY finds General Mladic guilty of genocide

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has sentenced Ratko Mladic, a former Bosnian Serb general, to life in prison.

Ratko Mladic Jailed For Life Over Bosnia War Genocide

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

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.

Ratko Mladic sentenced to life in prison for Srebrenica

Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison for “genocide and war crimes” during the Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

The presiding judge of International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found that the 74-year-old general “significantly contributed to genocide committed at Srebrenica”.

UN court sentences 'Butcher of Bosnia' to life in prison

A U.N. court on Nov. 22 has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war.

Hague Tribunal sentences Ratko Mladic to life in prison

The Hague Tribunal (ICTY) is on Wednesday sentenced former wartime commander of the Army of the Serb Republic (VRS) Ratko Mladic to life in prison.

Mladic stood accused of genocide against some 7,000 Muslims (Bosniaks) from Srebrenica, persecution of Muslims and Croats across Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), violations of the laws and customs of war, and taking UN peacekeepers hostage.

Bosnia Federation Govt Torn Between Police and Pensioners

Around 150 policemen gathered in front of the regional parliament Tuesday, demanding that legislators reject a proposed law on pensions which they say would lower their retirement payouts by 30 per cent. 

Serbian Presidency Rejects Any Takeover of Bosnian Serb Land

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's office told Serbian media Tuesday that the country "does not want" to annexe Republika Srpska, RS, in one of its most explicit rejections of Bosnian Serb separatist dreams so far. 

Ratko Mladic May Not Be Fit to Hear Verdicts

A lawyer for Gen. Ratko Mladic said Monday it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

Dodik's map: Republika Srpska and Serbia united, Kosovo partitioned

RS President Milorad Dodik said in an interview with DW that a referendum on the independence of the (Serb) entity is currently not an institutional topic.

He claims, however, that BiH (Bosnia-Herzegovina) will not survive in any form

Dodik's map: RS and Serbia united, Kosovo partitioned

RS President Milorad Dodik said in an interview with DW that a referendum on the independence of the (Serb) entity is currently not an institutional topic.

He claims, however, that BiH (Bosnia-Herzegovina) will not survive in any form

Vucic: Consequences of Izetbegovic's interview far-reaching

BRUSSELS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic reiterated Wednesday Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic's statement about recognising Kosovo was "very complex and one with far-reaching consequences."

He dismissed allegations Serbia was to blame for the debate that ensued.

Croatia Commemorates 26 Years Since Vukovar's Fall

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Thousands of people from all over Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Croats from abroad, came to the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar on Saturday to commemorate the fall of the town in 1991 and mourn its victims.

Aide: Izetbegovic said he hoped BiH would recognise Kosovo

BELGRADE - Bakir Izetbegovic's media adviser on Monday contacted Tanjug with a request to clarify a statement by the Bosniak member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency because, he said, the way it had been reported by Tanjug earlier posed a political problem.

Tanjug quoted Izetbegovic as telling Deutsche Welle:

Tanjug file photo

Stefanovic expects NSC meeting to be called within 48 hours

BELGRADE - Reacting to a statement by Bakir Izetbegovic, the Bosniak member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, who said Monday the BiH would recognise Kosovo, Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said he expected Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to call a National Security Council meeting within the next 48 hours.

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