Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bosian Serb War Criminal - charged with genocide at The Hague

Ratko Mladic will be facing charges of War Crimes at the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. He will be formally charged with genocide and 10 other counts of war crimes concerning the Bosnian conflict of the early 1990s. He is being held in the custody of the tribunal.

Serge Brammertz is the Chief prosecutor for the United Nations war crimes tribunal. The Bosnian war criminal Ratko Mladic will be asked to enter a plea to charges of genocide, murder and persecution. Mladic will be asked about his involvement in the three-year siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

"He was the most powerful military figure in Bosnia during the war," said Brammertz. "He’s charged with crimes that shock the conscience of the international community. These crimes symbolize the brutality of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina." (June 1, 2011)

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