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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 17:07
Ratko Mladic, former Bosnian Serb general found guilty of genocide
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Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb military general known as the "Butcher of Bosnia," has been found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
 
Mladic was found guilty of commanding forces responsible for crimes including the worst atrocities during Bosnia's devastating 1992-95 war: the deadly three-year siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, and the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, which was Europe's worst mass killing since World War II.
 
The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Mladic of 10 of 11 counts during the war.
 
He is expected to appeal.
 
Presiding Judge Alphons Orie read out the judgment after ordering Mladic out of the courtroom over an angry outburst.
 
"The crimes committed rank among the most heinous known to humankind, and include genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity," the judge said while reading out a summary of the judgment.
 
The mothers of Srebrenica's victims clapped when the convictions were read out. Mladic's son, Darko, said: "I'm not surprised. The court was totally biased from the start."
 
The long-awaited judgment marks the end of the final trial at the tribunal, which was set up in 1993, while fierce fighting was still raging in Bosnia.
 
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, hailed the conviction as a "momentous victory for justice."
 
“Mladic presided over some of the darkest crimes to occur in Europe since World War II, bringing terror, death, and destruction to thousands of victims, and sorrow, tragedy, and trauma to countless more," he said.
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