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Life Sentence for Ratko Mladic: The conviction of Ratko Mladic, once known as the “Butcher of Bosnia,” for genocide and other crimes on November 22, 2017, shows that justice catches up with those responsible for horrific atrocities, Human Rights Watch said today.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Mladic guilty of 10 out of 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, and sentenced him to life in prison. Mladic was commander of the Bosnian Serb Army Main Staff from roughly 1992 until 1996.

“More than two decades after his indictment, Ratko Mladic is finally facing the consequences of his gruesome crimes,” said Param-Preet Singh, associate international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “The Mladic verdict should send a message to those in power around the world who are committing brutal atrocities, whether in Burma, North Korea, or Syria, that justice can find those who seem untouchable.”

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Life Sentence for Ratko Mladic: The conviction of Ratko Mladic, once known as the “Butcher of Bosnia,” for genocide and other crimes on November 22, 2017, shows that justice catches up with those responsible for horrific atrocities, Human Rights Watch said today.The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Mladic guilty of 10 out of 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, and sentenced him to life in prison. Mladic was commander of the Bosnian Serb Army Main Staff from roughly 1992 until 1996.“More than two decades after his indictment, Ratko Mladic is finally facing the consequences of his gruesome crimes,” said Param-Preet Singh, associate international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “The Mladic verdict should send a message to those in power around the world who are committing brutal atrocities, whether in Burma, North Korea, or Syria, that justice can find those who seem untouchable.”