UN Court Upholds ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Mladic’s Genocide Conviction


Twenty-six years after the Srebrenica massacre, the decision brings to a close the last Bosnian genocide trial before the court.

The decision to uphold the charges means the 78-year-old will continue to serve out a life sentence in prison.

Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Mladic played a significant role in deadly campaigns, including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and the 43-month siege of Sarajevo during the war in Bosnia.

Srebrenica, which saw more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed, remains the only episode of genocide on European soil after World War II.

Mladic was convicted in 2017 on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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