Ratko Mladic gets life term for slaughter of Bosnian Muslims

The Hague: The UN tribunal here on Wednesday jailed for life former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic for genocide and “most heinous” crimes committed against humanity during the Balkan conflict over two decades ago.
Europe saw its worst mass killing since World War II between 1992 and 1995 when Mladic’s forces attacked the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, and later killed as many as 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica.
Presiding judge Alphons Orie read out the sentence after Mladic, 74, who had high blood pressure, was removed from court for his outburst.
“Shame on you. It’s all a lie,” Mladic shouted at the judges assembled in the court room.
Mladic’s lawyer said he would appeal.
At the end of the 5-year trial, Orie said Mladic “significantly contributed” to the genocide in Srebrenica.
Survivors of Balkan conflict cheered when the convictions were read out.
Mladic, who was on the run for 16 years, was arrested in rural Serbia in 2011.
Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic was jailed for 40 years last year for genocide. He has appealed the ruling.