💬 #Zakharova : On August 25, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals opened the appeals hearings in the case of #Serbian general Ratko Mladic, despite a sharp deterioration of his health. Treating Mladic’s rights and health this way is unacceptable.
Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander whose appeal opens Tuesday, saw himself as a crusading defender of the Serbs but he was dubbed the "epitome of evil" for the mass killings his troops carried out during Bosnia's 1990s war
Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic returned to a U.N. court after putting forward nine grounds of appeal, asking for an acquittal or a retrial. Mladic is serving a life sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity during the Yugoslav Wars
WATCH THE FULL VERDICT: Former Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide during Bosnian war and sentenced to life in prison
Ratko Mladic sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity
"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.