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RATKO MLADIC TRIAL VERDICT SET FOR NOVEMBER 22ND
Autor: BIRN
Objavljeno: 18. Oct 2017. 21:10:41
The first-instance verdict in the trial of the former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, Ratko Mladic, who is accused of genocide and large-scale persecution during the Bosnian war, will be delivered next month.



The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday named November 22 as the date for the first-instance verdict in the trial of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

Mladic is charged with genocide in Srebrenica in 1995 and six other Bosnian municipalities in 1992, persecution of the non-Serb population throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, terrorising the residents of Sarajevo and taking UN peacekeepers hostage.

He was arrested in 2011 after having been on the run for more than a decade, and proceedings began in June that year.In their closing statement, the Hague prosecutors asked the court to sentence Mladic to life imprisonment, while the defence called for his acquittal.

His lawyers recently said they will soon ask the court to grant Mladic temporary release for medical treatment in Serbia, after Belgrade promised it would offer guarantees that the former Bosnian Serb Army chief would return to his trial.

Mladic, now 74, has had several serious health problems while in detention and suffered two strokes and one heart attack.

His lawyers say that his condition further deteriorated in May this year. They insist that he needs to undergo hospital treatment due to the risk of a new stroke or heart attack.

The defence requested in March that Mladic be granted temporary release and allowed to go to Russia, but the court rejected the request, fearing he might not return.



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