Srebrenica Massacre: UN Court Rejects Mladic Genocide Appeal

Srebrenica Massacre: UN Court Rejects Mladic Genocide Appeal

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has lost his appeal against a 2017 conviction for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • The UN court upheld the life sentence for his role in the killing of about 8,000 Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.
  • The massacre, which occurred in an enclave supposed to be under UN protection, was the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two.
  • Mladic, known as the "Butcher of Bosnia," was one of the last suspects to face trial at the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He was arrested in 2011 after 16 years on the run.
  • Some of the survivors who traveled to The Hague hoped that Ratko Mladic would use his final public appearance to apologize, which would aid in the region's reconciliation.
  • It is not yet clear where Mladic will serve the rest of his sentence.

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