Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s genocide conviction upheld

UN appeals judges uphold the convictions of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic for genocide and other offenses during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war and confirm his life sentence.

The judgment means the 79-year-old former general who terrorized Bosnia throughout the war will spend the rest of his life in prison. He is the last major figure from the conflict that ended more than a quarter century ago to face justice.

Ex-Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic wipes his face as he sits in the defendant box during the earing of the final verdict on appeal against his genocide conviction over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s worst act of bloodshed since World War II, on June 8, 2021 at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) in The Hague. (Peter Dejong / POOL / AFP)

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