Ratko Mladic

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Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic appears on the screen of a live television broadcast from The Hague in the Netherlands as Bosnian Muslims, survivors and family members of victims of the Srebrenica massacre, watch it before hearing the sentence of UN judges on Tuesday. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP via Getty Images

After a long legal battle in the Hague, Ratko Mladic, the “butcher of the Balkans”, was finally and decisively pronounced guilty of genocide this week(...)

Ratko Mladic (78) led Bosnian Serb forces during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. He was convicted in 2017 on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Photograph: Leslie Hondebrink-Hermer/ UN/AFP via Getty

United Nations war crimes judges on Tuesday upheld a genocide conviction and life sentence against former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladi(...)

Bosnian Muslim woman, relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide, visit one of the sites of 1995 mass executions. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Getty Images

Three years after fleeing his home near the town of Vlasenica and taking refuge in the UN’s “safe zone” of Srebrenica, Nedzad Avdic found himself lyin(...)

The Amazon rainforest on fire near  a  highway in Para state, Brazil. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

The year is 2035; location is The Hague in the Netherlands. Disgraced former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (80) is scheduled to appear before th(...)

Bosnian Muslim women mourn in front of the casket of a newly identified victim during a burial ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on Saturday. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP via Getty Images

Bosnians have commemorated the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, marking the 25th anniversary of killings that shocked the wor(...)

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic  in court on Wednesday in The Hague, where a UN tribunal increased his sentence for war crimes from 40 years to life. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations tribunal has rejected former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s appeal against his conviction for genocide and war crimes, and in(...)

Bosnian Muslim women offers prayers near the caskets of 71 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, at the memorial cemetery in the village of Potocari, near the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, on July 11th, 2017.  Photograph:  Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

In 2015, just days before the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, Bosnia’s former ambassador to the UN aimed a late-night tweet at the Dutch (...)

 Bosnian Muslims, refugees from Srebrenica, go to be transported from the eastern Bosnian village of Potocari to Moslem-held Kladanj near Olovo, on July 13th, 1995. Photograph: Nick Sharp

Dutch soldiers who say they were traumatised and vilified after failing to protect the UN “safe haven” of Srebrenica in 1995 have abandoned a legal ac(...)

Milorad Dodik, the nationalist president of Bosnia’s Serb-run region Republika Srpska, has described as “a farce”  the decision to release a Bosnian Muslim general accused of war crimes. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Muslims rallied in support of a former general who faces war crimes charges on Monday, while Bosnian Serb leaders denounced a court’s decision(...)

Radovan Karadzic:  was found responsible for crimes including the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo, which claimed about 10,000 lives. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has urged United Nations judges to quash his convictions for genocide and war crimes, claiming they were b(...)

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