'Butcher of Bosnia' to serve life sentence

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Published: 2017-11-22 16:39

Last Updated: 2017-11-22 16:39


Ratko Mladic began shouting at the judges before his sentence was read out.
Ratko Mladic began shouting at the judges before his sentence was read out.
Roya News Source

Ratko Mladic, a Bosnian Serb Army general, was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty for the killing of 8,000 Bosniak men and women in what is known as the Bosnian genocide.The trial took place at a UN tribunal on Wednesday, November 22.

The former general was, in fact, indicted for war crimes in 1995. However, he managed to escape and get away with his criminal repertoire. After sixteen years on the run, Mladic was finally arrested and brought to justice in 2011.

Today, the perpetrator attended his trial only to be escorted out later on for shouting in court. His shouts stemmed from his belief that he is innocent.

Mladic's son, Darko Mladic, also protested his  innocence, claiming the court is biased. Darko also stated that the fight to prove his father's innocence will continue, as they will "file an appeal".

Meanwhile, some relatives said Mladic deserved a harsher sentence, according to BBC.

Regardless of Mladic family's denial of carrying out any kind of atrocities, the long-awaited verdict was read out, and Ratko was found guilty.