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Bosnian Muslim leader urges Serbs to ‘accept the truth’

SARAJEVO: Bosnian Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegovic on Wednesday urged ethnic Serbs to "accept the truth" after a UN court sentenced Bosnian Serb wartime military chief Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment for genocide during the 1990s war. "Accepting of the truth is the only path, the only way, that the future in this country will become better that the past," Izetbegovic told a press conference in Sarajevo. The Hague-based UN tribunal ruled that Mladic, widely known as the "Butcher of Bosnia", will spend the rest of his…

Srebrenica women cry tears of joy over Mladic life sentence

SARAJEVO: "Thank you God! I kiss you God, for the sake of our sons!" cried Nedziba Salihovic, jumping to her feet in joy as a UN court on Wednesday sentenced Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic to life in prison. Salihovic, like many other Bosnian Muslims, had long waited for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to deliver its judgement for the 74-year-old former general. The Hague-based court has now ruled that Mladic, widely known as the "butcher of Bosnia", will spend the rest of…

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ found guilty of genocide

THE HAGUE: UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago. The trial of the man dubbed "The Butcher of Bosnia" was the last before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and comes as the court prepares to close its doors next month. The court found him guilty on 10 counts including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity…

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ faces historic war crimes verdict

THE HAGUE: UN war crimes judges will on Wednesday hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic, blamed for steering Europe's worst atrocities since World War II. The judgement and possible sentencing before the Yugoslav war crimes court in The Hague marks the culmination of a case spanning 22 years against Mladic, once dubbed "The Butcher of Bosnia". As the head of Bosnia's Serb-dominated army, Mladic, 74, is accused of 11 counts including genocide, war crimes and crimes against…

UN prosecutors urge life term for ‘Butcher of Bosnia’

THE HAGUE: Prosecutors urged UN judges on Wednesday to jail Ratko Mladic for life, accusing the former Serb commander of a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing to create a Greater Serbia in the 1990s Balkans wars. "It would be... an insult to the victims, living and dead, and an affront to justice to impose any sentence other than the most severe available one: a life sentence," prosecutor Alan Tieger told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. "The time has come for General Mladic to be held…