Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic gestures before U.N. war crimes judges upheld his genocide conviction, confirming his central role in Europe's worst atrocities since World War Two. More photos of the week: 📷 Peter Dejong
Ratko Mladić: life in prison is as close to justice as his victims will get
‘Butcher of Bosnia’ RatkoMladic jailed for life after losing legal battle
U.N. war crimes judges upheld a genocide conviction and life sentence against former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, aged 78, rejecting all grounds of his appeal against a lower tribunal's verdict
A UN court upheld genocide charges against a Bosnian Serb military chief who orchestrated the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Ratko Mladic's forces massacred about 8,000 Muslim boys and men — the worst atrocity in Europe since WWII — and killed thousands of civilians in Sarajevo.
"There is no greater honor than defending your people," Ratko Mladić told me. In 1993, I asked the "Butcher of Bosnia" what he thought about being prosecuted as a war criminal. It's with great satisfaction that I see him await his verdict today in The Hague.