17 Sep 14 Mladic Ally: ‘We Didn’t Shell Sarajevo Civilians’

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told the war crimes trial of his commander Ratko Mladic that his brigade had no heavy weapons to attack Sarajevo and didn’t use its sniper bullets for sniping.

11 Sep 14 Bosnian Serbs ‘Weren’t Responsible for Looting and Theft’

The former Bosnian Serb prime minister Vladimir Lukic told Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that outsiders were responsible for wartime rapes and robberies and Serb forces weren’t involved in looting.

10 Sep 14 Bosnian Serb Soldiers’ Crimes ‘Were Isolated Incidents’

The former Bosnian Serb prime minister testified at Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that he heard that individual soldiers committed crimes during wartime, but not the army itself.

09 Sep 14 Mladic’s Forces’ Firepower in Sarajevo ‘Exaggerated’

Bosnian Serb forces did not have enough heavy weapons to terrorise the population of Sarajevo at the start of the siege, a defence witness told the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladic.

05 Sep 14 ‘Charming Man’ Mladic ‘Incapable of Ordering Massacres’

A defence witness told the Hague Tribunal that Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic couldn’t have ordered the killings of 7,000 Muslims from Srebrenica because it was out of character.

01 Sep 14 Siege of Sarajevo ‘Was War, Not Chess’

A former Bosnian Serb officer told the trial of his military commander Ratko Mladic that his unit didn’t deploy snipers against Sarajevo residents but did use heavy artillery to defend Serbs.

27 Aug 14 Karadzic Requests US General’s ‘Muslim Attack’ Evidence

Former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic has asked the Hague Tribunal to accept new evidence from a US Army cable alleging that only Bosniak troops attacked UN peacekeepers.

26 Aug 14 Ratko Mladic’s Lawyer Slams ‘Cynical’ Hague Tribunal

Mladic’s lawyer said that judges at the UN-backed war crimes court were trying to undermine the former Bosnian Serb military chief’s defence by labelling his witnesses irrelevant and repetitive.

25 Jul 14 Ratko Mladic’s Allies Deny Srebrenica Massacres

Former Bosnian Serb fighters testified in defence of their wartime commander Ratko Mladic that they were not involved in the mass killing of Bosniak civilians from Srebrenica in 1995.

21 Jul 14 Mladic’s Troops Deny Raping Bosniaks in Foca

Former Bosnian Serb Army troops testified at the trial of Ratko Mladic that volunteer fighters from Serbia and Montenegro were to blame for wartime crimes in the town of Foca.

10 Jul 14 Bosnian Serb Officer Published Document Claiming Racial Superiority

Former Bosnian Serb Army officer Luka Dragicevic said he circulated the document, which said that Muslims were “genetically inferior” to Serbs, to his troops during the 1992-95 war.

07 Jul 14 Ratko Mladic’s Soldiers ‘Only Defended Their Homes’

The Bosnian Serb military leader led a multi-ethnic army which never terrorised civilians in Sarajevo but was itself targeted by Bosniak snipers, a Mladic defence witness told the Hague Tribunal.

26 Jun 14 Bosnian Serb Commander Ordered Sarajevo TV Bombing

A Bosnian Serb lieutenant-colonel told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that he ordered an attack on Radio Television Sarajevo in 1995 because it was broadcasting ‘propaganda’ against Serbs.

23 Jun 14 Bosnian Serb Commander Denies Bombarding Sarajevo Civilians

The trial of Ratko Mladic resumed after the Bosnian Serb Army chief’s brief illness with another military witness denying the indiscriminate shelling of civilians in besieged Sarajevo.

20 Jun 14 Ratko Mladic Trial Again Interrupted by Illness

The war crimes trial of the former Bosnian Serb military leader, which has been suspended several times because of Mladic’s health, was interrupted again when he was hospitalised.




Timeline - Transitional Justice in Serbia

Key dates and events in transitional justice in Serbia.


Srebrenica: Genocide Reconstructed

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.


Ratko Mladic

Timeline of events leading up to the arrest of Ratko Mladic.


War in Bosnia

Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.


Ratko Mladic: The Force Behind the Srebrenica Killings

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.


The Indictment Against Ratko Mladic

Indictments in 1995 and 2000, further amended in 2002 and 2010, charge the former commander of the Republika Srpska Army with genocide and other crimes.


Ratko Mladic: From Promising Officer to Bloodstained Warlord

When Mladic ordered his army to bomb the people of Sarajevo until they ‘go insane’, he revealed the murderous intentions that would culminate in the Srebrenica massacre.

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