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Mladic's life sentence non-appealable, - Appeal Chamber of Hague Tribunal

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ex-commander of Bosnian Serb military will remain behind the bars for genocide and crimes against humanity in Srebrenica
13:30, 9 June 2021

Ratko Mladic
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The Appeal Chamber of Hague Tribunal kept the sentence in the case of Ratko Mladic in effect. Thus, the former warlord and the ex-commander of Bosnian Serb military will remain behind the bars for genocide and crimes against humanity. It particularly concerns the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Euronews reports.

The authority has once again reconsidered 10 of 11 criminal charges against Mladic, including the act of genocide committed against Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica. More than 8,000 men and boys were killed in that bloodbath, which is considered the largest mass murder in Europe since WWII.

The appeal panel claimed that Mladic did not present any evidence for the sentence to be canceled.

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In November 2017, the International Criminal Trubinal for Former Yugoslavia sentenced Mladic to life sentence. The court found out he was significantly involved in the war crimes committed in Srebrenica, personally giving orders to shell the town during its siege in 1995. Mladic managed to escaped justice until they finally arrested him in 2011.

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