"The Butcher of Bosnia" loses appeal against genocide conviction and was charged with two counts
Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb army leader, will serve his life sentence for masterminding atrocities throughout the Bosnian war.
The UN court in The Hague rejected the appeal of the former general of the Bosnian Serbian. Mladic was charged with two counts of genocide and nine crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, where around 100,000 people were killed and another 2.2 million displaced. ‘The Balkan Butcher’, present in the courtroom, was arrested in 2011 and has always rejected the legitimacy of the judges in The Hague.It was considered the armed wing of the political leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Radovan Karadzic, who was also sentenced to life imprisonment.
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