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    Radko Mladic found guilty of genocide; jailed for life.

    The wheels of international justice turn slowly indeed.




    Ratko Mladic, a former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, has been found guilty of genocide in the last major trial for alleged Balkan war crimes two decades after Europe’s biggest atrocity since the second world war.

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced Mladic, 74, to life in prison after he was convicted for committing genocide in the town of Srebrenica where 8,000 mainly Muslim men were exterminated by Serb forces.

    Mladic was tried on two counts of genocide and five charges of crimes against humanity including persecution, murder and the taking of hostages. The Serb commander, known as the ‘Butcher of Bosnia’, was found not guilty of a second charge of genocide carried out in six Bosnian provinces from 1992-1996.

    The judge sentencing Mladic in The Hague said he was guilty of some of the “most heinous crimes known to humankind”. A defiant Mladic was not in the dock to hear the verdict after was removed from the court room after shouting “this is all lies” to the tribunal.

    The ICTY’s verdict will the be the last delivered by the tribunal which was set up during the Bosnian crisis in 1993 and which dissolves at the end of the year. Mladic’s trial took five years and heard from over 500 witnesses.Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, was found guilty of genocide and sentenced by the court to 40 years in prison last year. Slobodan Milosevic, the ex-Serb president, died during his trial at The Hague in 2006.

    During the five-year trial, Mladic denounced the proceedings of the “satanic court”. He shook his head as the judge accused him of approving the extermination of Srebrenica’s Muslim population in 1995. Mladic was captured by Serb forces in 2011 after spending 16 years on the run.
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    ‘It is NATO court!’ Former Bosnian Serb commander Mladic slams UN court that gave him life sentence
    Published time: 22 Nov, 2017

    Mladic heard the verdict from a separate room, having been ousted by bailiffs after an outburst of criticism against the judges. The former general said in the courtroom that everything the judges said was a lie, the general’s son, Darko, told TASS. According to Darko, his father said: “This is all lies, this is a NATO court!”

    The tirade came in response to the court’s rejection of a request by Mladic’s lawyer to postpone the hearings due to the defendant’s high blood pressure. Darko added that he was not surprised by the ruling, saying: “The court was totally biased from the start.”

    Only a handful of Serbs, including politician Milan Milutinovic, General Momcilo Perisic and Yugoslav army captain Miroslav Radic were acquitted by the tribunal, compared to well over a dozen defendants of other nationalities. The tribunal insists the statistics reflect the actual crimes committed during the hostilities.

    Belgrade and Moscow have on various occasions criticized the tribunal for a perceived anti-Serb bias. In 2015, Russia used its UN veto right to block a resolution on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica tragedy, saying that the draft document depicted the Serbian people as the sole guilty party in the complex armed conflict in Yugoslavia.

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    Chose wrong team, here he could have gone all the wai.

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    Tony Blair next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Tony Blair next.
    You can only hope, but winners don't get arrested.
    Only good thing about life, everyone dies and I hope people like Blair die knowing they sold their souls for money and power.

    Know there is no heaven, but pray there is a hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Tony Blair next.
    The middle East peace envoy who has accumulated 50 mill £ worth of wealth since leaving office, yep I expect him.tonstand trial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Tony Blair next.
    Pity there's no taring & feathering sentence from the ICPY.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Tony Blair next.

    Remembering, he had mates from across the Atlantic that deserve their fair share as well.

    Historical crime brethren - the Anglo-American connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Remembering, he had mates from across the Atlantic that deserve their fair share as well.
    You mean the ones(s) who he was just the very willing mate to?
    But, please no names here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    You mean the ones(s) who he was just the very willing mate to?
    But, please no names here...
    Don't beat around the Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    You mean the ones(s) who he was just the very willing mate to?
    But, please no names here...
    Heh...Wendi Deng...

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