The Hague court told former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic that he must pay more than 60,000 euro towards the costs of his war crimes defence.
Mladic declared in June 2011 that he did not have enough money to finance his defence but the Hague Tribunal has now ruled that he is able to pay.
An investigation concluded that Mladic’s principal family home “exceeds the reasonable needs for himself and the persons with whom he habitually resides”.
It also said that both Mladic and his wife Bosiljka receive monthly pensions and that they have cash in their bank account.
After deducting the estimated living expenses for the war crimes defendant and his wife, the Tribunal decided that Mladic should pay 60,992 euro towards his defence while the rest of the costs will be borne by the court.
According to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia's rules, suspects on trial can be asked to pay part of their defence costs, after their estimated living expenses and those of their dependents are deducted.
Mladic is on trial for genocide at Srebrenica and seven other municipalities, expelling Bosniaks and Croats, and taking international peacekeepers hostage during the conflict between 1992 and 1995.
He was arrested in May 2011 after more than a decade on the run and his trial started a year later. The prosecution is currently presenting its evidence.
In July 1995 Srebrenica was shelled and occupied by the Army of Republic of Srpska,VRS, despite being declared a protected area by the United Nations. More than 7,000 people were killed, the victims of genocide.
Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.
The Bosnian Serb commander’s role in the genocide committed in Srebrenica is described in detail in many indictments and verdicts pronounced before local and international judicial institutions.