LAST MINUTE NEWS: Life sentence of “Bosnian butcher” confirmed

last minute “data-mce-href =” “> Breaking news! The Residual Mechanism of International Criminal Courts (IRMCT) in The Hague, The Netherlands, nicknamed” The Bosnian Butcher “Ratko confirmed Mladic’s life sentence.

The final verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Mladic, for whom the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2017, has been announced.

IRMCT upheld Mladic’s life sentence, while Mladic’s appeal was dismissed.

The appeals judges ruled that Mladic’s life sentence should not be changed, given his crimes.

The former Serbian commander, who was convicted of 10 of the 11 elements of the indictment, was not convicted under the article of the indictment that “genocide was clerk “in the towns of Kljuc, Sanski Most, Kotor-Varos, Prijedor, Foca and Vlasenica.

However, the developments were closely followed by the relatives of the victims who lost their loved ones in the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A giant screen was set up in front of the Srebrenica mausoleum, while former Serbian commander Ratko Mladic, known as the Bosnian Butcher, was tried during the appeal hearing in The Hague.


Mladic’s trial, hidden for 16 years after the indictment prepared in 1995 and seized in Serbia on May 26, 2011, began in May 2012.

In July 2017, Mladic opposed the ICTY’s life sentence in 2017 and requested an acquittal or a new trial, arguing that “he had not received a fair trial” and that “the judges had committed a material and legal error in rendering their verdict ”.

As the appeal hearings regarding Mladic’s objection were held on August 25-26, 2020, Mladic, 78, whose request for postponement was denied due to health concerns, personally attended the hearing. and made his defense.


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