The verdict sentencing former Republika Srpska Army and Balkan butcher Ratko Mladic to life in prison is the seventh such sentence in the 28 years of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The UN established the Hague-based tribunal in the Netherlands in 1993, which dealt with war crimes committed during the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
During his work, he sentenced seven criminals to life in prison, all of them Serbs – including Ratko Mladic, reports klix.ba.
Among those sentenced to life imprisonment is Radovan Karadzic, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Procedure Mechanism, the successor to the Hague Tribunal, in March 2019 for Srebrenica genocide and crimes against humanity, violations to the laws or customs of war.
In addition to the two, Col. General Staff during the war, Zdravko Tolimir and Drinski Security Chief Vujadin Popovic.
Two Serbs were sentenced to 40 years in prison, Goran Jelisia and Milomir Stakia. Three Serbs were sentenced to 35 years in prison, respectively Radislav Krstiac, former Republika Srpska Army General Milan Martic, Republika Srpska President Drago Nikolic, lieutenant and security chief of the Drina Corps Infantry Brigade.
Another 16 Serbs were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison, while the total number of convicts before the court in The Hague is more than 100 years.
Hague tribunal acquits former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic in 2009 of crimes against Kosovo Albanians in 1999. The court tried Milutinovic on charges of forcible expulsion, murder and persecution of Kosovo Albanian civilians in the first half. of 1999.
In 2013, the Appeals Chamber of the Hague Tribunal acquitted former Yugoslav Army Chief of Staff Momcilo Perisic of allegations of aiding and abetting the Republika Srpska Army and of contributing to crimes in Sarajevo and Srebrenica and the rocket attack in Zagreb.
Captain Miroslav Radic was acquitted of all charges and he was tried for crimes in Ovcara.
Vladimir Kovacev – Rambo was charged with war crimes against civilians and the bombing of Dubrovnik, as commander of the 3rd Battalion of the JNA Brigade in Trebinje, but was released due to illness because the defendant was unable to attend the trial.