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The Trial of Ratko Mladic (Commenced May 16, 2012)
Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army

Indicted in 1995 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for genocide, persecutions, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, terror, unlawful attacks, taking of hostages.

Crimes alleged in the indictment (examples):

Genocide

  • Between 12 May 1992 and 30 November 1995, Mladić participated in a joint criminal enterprise (JCE) to permanently remove Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats from the territories of BiH claimed as Bosnian Serb territory;

  • He participated in a joint criminal enterprise to eliminate the Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica by killing the men and boys of Srebrenica and forcibly removing the women, young children and some elderly men;

Persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds, extermination, murder, deportation and inhumane acts (crimes against humanity)

  • Committed in the areas of Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Foč, Ilidž, Kalinovik, Ključ Kotor Varoš Novi Grad, Pale, Prijedor, Rogatica, Sanski Most, Sokolac, Trnovo and Vlasenica.

Murder, terror, unlawful attacks on civilians and taking of hostages (violation of the laws or customs of war)

  • Between 12 May 1992 and November 1995, he participated in a joint criminal enterprise to establish and carry out a campaign of sniping and shelling against the civilian population of Sarajevo, the primary purpose of which was to spread terror among the civilian population.

From Case information sheet (PDF), by ICTY

See also the ICTY case file.

Selected articles covering the trial:

Mladic's Trial: 'Mind-blowing' Shelling of Sarajevo, BIRN's Justice Report, August 27, 2012

Mladic's Trial: Witness Recalls Shot Child in Sarajevo, Balkan Insight, August 28, 2012

WITNESSES SURVIVED EXECUTIONS BY A MIRACLE, Sense News Agency, August 29, 2012

EVIDENCE ON EXECUTIONS IN BILJANI COMPLETED, Sense News Agency, August 30, 2012

Mladic Trial: Tragic Events in Biljani, BIRN's Justice Report, August 30, 2012

Mladic Trial: Witness Recalls Conditions at Manjaca, BIRN's Justice Report, August 31, 2012

Mladic: Mass Murders in Keraterm, BIRN's Justice Report, September 4, 2012 

SEFIK HURKO'S SECOND ENCOUNTER WITH RATKO MLADIC, Sense News Agency, September 4, 2012

VRHPOLJE BRIDGE MASSACRE, Sense News Agency, September 4, 2012

 


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