The Hague Tribunal Faces a Proud and Unrepentant Ratko Mladic

The Hague Tribunal Faces a Proud and Unrepentant Ratko Mladic

The Hague : Netherlands | Jun 03, 2011 at 10:23 AM PDT
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The war tribunal in the Hague finally heard the most wanted war criminal of this century, Ratko Mladic. At one point of time he was a terror, at least for the odd 8000 Bosnian Muslims, who were "safely evacuated" to mass graves under Mladic's pogrom.

The burly general uprooted almost everything in July 1995, right under the nose of UN and other peace keepers. What remains now is an old and sick man who seems to have no remorse for what he has done during his "reign of terror".

Facing the trial in Hague was a proud general who poise and confidence showed past glimpses of the sadistic Mladic, if still given a chance would repeat his bloody history somewhere else.

Defending his actions at the Hague Courtroom he said: "The whole world knows who I am. I am general Ratko Mladic."

"I defended my people, my country ... now I am defending myself," he said. "I just have to say that I want to live to see that I am a free man."

As the charges were read out to him, he defended by terming these charges as "obnoxious" and "monstrous." It was clear that he did not want to listen to the indictment against him, however, he was forced to listen to the gist of 11 counts. When the Jude Alphons Orie spelled out the allegations that Mladic's forces slaughetered around 8000 Bosnian Muslim Men and boys in Srebrenica in July 1995, Mladic shook his head firmly and seemed to be denying all the allegations that were being leveled against him.

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Ratko Mladic is also accused of masterminding the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Ratko Mladic is also accused of masterminding the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
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