Thursday, June 02, 2011

Mladic and international justice: Age of deception


Ratko Mladic , the most wanted fugitive of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia ( ICTY ), was arrested last week after 16 years on the run. As former commander of the Republika Srpska Army from 1992–96, he was indicted by the ICTY following the capture of Srebrenica in July 1995, and charged by ICTY Judge Richard Goldstone with genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of laws and practices of warfare from 1992 to 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina . The same indictment charged Radovan Karadzic , president of the Republika Srpska and Mladic’s supreme commander.
From May 1992, Bosnian Serb forces under the command of Mladic

Mladic by henryjacksonsociety.org

took control of the self-proclaimed Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (since renamed Republika Srpska). Thousands of Muslims fled to Bosnia and Herzegovina government-controlled territory including Srebrenica and Sarajevo, and by 1995, after attacks on these areas, 8,000 Bosniaks, primarily Muslim, had been killed.

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