• UN court urged to find Mladic guilty of genocide in Bosnian towns


    THE HAGUE: United Nations prosecutors described harrowing scenes of rape and murder on Tuesday as they sought an unprecedented conviction for genocide in Bosnian towns during the 1990s conflict against former Serb commander Ratko Mladic. Once dubbed “the Butcher of Bosnia,” Mladic, 74, has denied 11 charges including two of genocide, as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the bloody 1992-95 Bosnian conflict. More than 100,000 people died and 2.2 million others were left homeless in what prosecutors say was a relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing, aimed at chasing all non-Serbs from Bosnian territory with the aim of creating a Greater Serbia. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, who are due to unveil their recommended sentence on Wednesday, outlined a litany of atrocities committed in the region, in towns such as Prijedor, now in northeastern Bosnia.



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