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UN Court Upholds Mladic Charges

Ratko Mladic
Ratko Mladic
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have rejected arguments for dropping any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

Halfway through his trial in The Hague, judges at the April 15 session ruled that there were still good grounds to try Mladic on two counts of genocide.

Mladic faces 11 charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity, dating to the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Mladic’s lawyers had argued that there was not enough evidence linking him to the most serious of the crimes.

Mladic denies all charges, which relate to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys and other atrocities.

His defense is scheduled to begin May 13.
Based on reporting by AP, dpa, and AFP

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