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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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.