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Ratko Mladic indictment

May 27, 2011

Under an indictment last amended in November 2009, the U.N. war crimes tribunal has filed these charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic:

• One count each of genocide in the town of Srebrenica and elsewhere in Bosnia-Herzegovina; complicity in genocide; persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds; extermination; deportation; unlawfully inflicting terror upon civilians; cruel treatment; attacks on civilians; and taking of hostages

Four counts of murder

Two counts of inhumane acts


Excerpts from the U.N. war crimes tribunal's indictment:

"Acting individually or in concert with other participants in a joint criminal enterprise (JCE) Mladic planned, instigated, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted the planning, preparation or execution of the intentional partial destruction of the Bosnian Muslim national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such, in Kljuc, Kotor Varos, Prijedor, Sanski Most and Srebrenica."

"The destruction of these groups was effected by: the widespread killing, deportation and forcible transfer of non-Serbs in furtherance of the 1992 and 1993 'ethnic cleansing' campaigns in the Bosnian Krajina and in eastern Bosnia; by causing serious bodily or mental harm to Bosnian Muslims, including torture, physical and psychological abuse, sexual violence and beatings; and by subjecting Bosnian Muslims to conditions of life calculated to bring about their physical destruction, namely through cruel and inhumane treatment, including torture, inhumane living conditions and forced labor. These alleged crimes were variously committed in Banja Luka, Bosanska Krupa, Bratunac, Kljuc, Kotor Varos, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Srebrenica, Vlasenica and Zvornik."

"Mladic, acting individually or in concert with other JCE members, planned, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted a protracted military campaign in which Bosnian Serb forces under his control, in particular the Sarajevo Romanija Corps, used artillery and mortar shelling and sniping to target civilian areas of Sarajevo, killing and wounding civilians."

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