Ratko Mladic sentenced to life in prison for genocide

Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison for genocide and war crimes during the Balkan conflict more than two decades ago.

    Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison for genocide and war crimes committed during the Balkan conflict more than two decades ago.

    The presiding judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday found that the 74-year-old general "significantly contributed" to genocide committed at Srebrenica.

    Previous judgments of the tribunal in the Netherlands already ruled that the massacre of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica was genocide.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from The Hague and Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Srebrenica.


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