The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Courts today pronounced the final verdict against Ratko Mladic. He was sentenced to life in prison. This war criminal, who was the commander-in-chief of the Army of the Republika Srpska, was found guilty today in the final verdict, after which there is no appeal, on 10 of the 11 counts in the indictment.
Ratko Mladic is guilty under Count 2
He is guilty of genocide in Srebrenica. Ratko Mladic, along with others, formulated a common goal to eliminate Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica by killing men and boys and forcibly removing women, children
He is guilty under Count 3 of
He is guilty under counts 4, 5
He is guilty of the crimes of extermination and murder, which were part of the goal of all three joint criminal enterprises for which Ratko Mladic is accused – “removing the non-Serb population from the area claimed by Serbs, spreading terror among the civilian population of Sarajevo and conducting sniping campaigns; shelling, the elimination of Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica, as well as the forcible removal of women, children and some elderly men. ”
He is guilty of counts 7 and 8, which include deportation and inhumane acts
This count of the indictment includes arrest without a warrant, torture, killing, rape, destruction of houses, cultural monuments
He is also guilty of counts 9 and 10 for terrorizing and illegally attacking Sarajevo From April 1992 until the end of the war, Sarajevo was shelled and sniped. Thousands of civilians of all ages were killed by this campaign. Ratko Mladic was a participant in this joint criminal enterprise aimed at spreading terror among the civilian population of Sarajevo.
He is also guilty under Count 11 for taking UN soldiers hostage
After NATO forces launched airstrikes on VRS military targets on 25 and 26 May 1995, Serb forces captured more than two hundred peacekeepers and UN military observers at various locations, some of them harassed.
In June 1995, peacekeepers and military observers were exchanged on several occasions. Mladic was acquitted only under Count 1, as well as in the first-instance verdict which refers to the indictment for genocide in Prijedor, Sanski Most, Kotor Varos, Kljus, Vlasenica