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07.04.2017.

DEFENSE: MLADIC'S LIFE IN THE HANDS OF JUDGES

In a new motion, the defense of the former VRS Main Staff commander urges the Trial Chamber to allow Ratko Mladic to travel to Russia for medical treatment ‘urgently, before it is too late’, warning the judges that they will bear responsibility for ‘any future deterioration and the final fatal outcome’ if they do not let Mladic go
03.04.2017.

PROSECUTION: MLADIC HAS ‘OPTIMAL TREATMENT’ IN THE HAGUE

In its response to the defense motion demanding that Ratko Mladic be allowed to travel to Russia for medical treatment urgently, the prosecution notes that the defense of the former VRS Main Staff Commander ‘misrepresents the nature of a recent medical intervention in a disingenuous attempt to claim a dramatic new deterioration in the Accused's health’
21.03.2017.

MLADIC WANTS TO GO TO RUSSIAN HOSPITAL

In its motion, the defense sounds the alarm on the sudden deterioration of the health of the former VRS Main Staff commander and urges the court to allow the accused to travel to Russia urgently, citing humanitarian and medical reasons
28.02.2017.

MLADIC’S MOTION ALLEGING UNFAIR TRIAL REJECTED

The Tribunal’s Appeals Chamber rejected today Ratko Mladic’s interlocutory appeal against the Trial Chamber’s decision issued in July 2016. As alleged by the defense, the trial decision violated the right of the accused to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence
15.12.2016.

LAST TRIBUNAL TRIAL ENDS

The end of the second round of closing arguments by the prosecution and defense in the case against Ratko Mladic today marked the end of the last trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Any future trials (i.e. retrials and contempt of court proceedings) will be held before the Tribunal’s successor, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
13.12.2016.

DEFENSE: ACQUIT MLADIC OR SENTENCE HIM TO NO MORE THAN 5 TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON

On the last day of the closing arguments, Mladic’s defense lawyer Ivetic denied Mladic was responsible for the terror campaign in Sarajevo, genocide in Srebrenica and taking UN staff hostage. According to the defense, Mladic should be acquitted. If, however, the judges do find him guilty, his prison sentence should not exceed five to 15 years
12.12.2016.

A SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE, NOT GENOCIDE

The army headed by the accused Ratko Mladic did not ethnically cleanse large swathes of BH territory, defense counsel Dragan Ivetic argued as the defense continued presenting their closing arguments. Ivetic also contested the allegation that in Prijedor and some other municipalities the troops under Mladic’s command had committed genocide. Non-Serbs didn’t leave their homes under pressure and violence but because ‘there was no electricity, medicines, water and food’. They left in search of a better life, Ivetic told the court
09.12.2016.

MLADIC’S DEFENSE: PROSECUTION FAILED TO MEET BURDEN OF PROOF

On the first day of its closing arguments, Ratko Mladic’s defense argued that the prosecution had failed to meet the burden of proof. According to lawyers Branko Lukic and Dragan Ivetic, the prosecution did not prove Mladic’s guilt ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ and the accused should therefore be acquitted on all counts in the indictment
07.12.2016.

PROSECUTOR CALLS FOR LIFE SENTENCE FOR RATKO MLADIC

Concluding the prosecution’s closing argument at Ratko Mladic’s trial, prosecutor Alan Tieger noted that ‘any sentence but the gravest one foreseen by the law would be an insult to the victims and an affront to justice’
05.12.2016.

PROSECUTOR: MLADIC KEY PERSON ON ‘ROAD TO HELL’

Mladic’s ‘road to hell’ began in the spring of 1992 with a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims and Croats from large swathes of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It ended in July 1995 with the killing of almost 8,000 Srebrenica men and boys, the prosecutor noted at the beginning of the closing arguments at the trial of the former VRS Main Staff commander

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