Mladic’s War Crime Charges Reduced
By SONJA DECHIAN | Published: DECEMBER 9, 2011
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) this week adopted the prosecution’s proposal to reduce the indictment against the former Bosnian Serb military chief, Ratko Mladic, from 196 to 106 crimes. It also reduced the number of locations covered by the indictment, in the interest of a ‘fair and expeditious trial.’ The proposal is a response to doubts about Mladic’s health. A report on his condition is due this week.
Mladic faces charges including genocide and extermination, particularly in connection with the deaths of up to 8000 people in Srebrenica in July 1995.
Foreign Policy has this report on Mladic, exploring his ‘justifications’ for his crimes.
The Guardian has this piece from Ed Vulliamy – a journalist called to testify at the court and who found himself in a ‘close encounter with the man accused of masterminding genocide.’