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  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014 file image taken from video former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic smiles during his appearance at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands. On Monday, May 19, 2014 Mladic has launched the defense case in his long-running U.N. trial by calling a former Serb army officer who claims he was never ordered to fire on civilians in the besieged Bosnian capital. The 72-year-old Mladic denies 11 charges of ordering Serb atrocities throughout the 1991-95 Bosnian war. He faces a life sentence if convicted. (AP Photo/ICTY, Via Associated Press Television, File) TV OUT

    Mladic starts defense at UN genocide trial

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic launched the defense case in his long-running U.N. trial Monday with the testimony of a former Serb army officer who claimed he was never ordered to fire on civilians in the besieged Bosnian capital during the country's bloody war.

  • Zdravko Tolimir, right, a former high-ranking Bosnian Serb army officer charged with crimes including genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, crosses himself as he waits for the the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to deliver its judgment in The Hague, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    U.N. court convicts Bosnian Serb of genocide

    A U.N. war crimes court convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb army commander Wednesday of genocide for playing a key role in Europe's worst massacre since World War II and sentenced him to life imprisonment, delivering another measure of justice to survivors still hunting for the remains of their husbands and sons.

  • World Briefs: Mladic trial halted due to illness

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was rushed from a U.N. courtroom to a hospital Thursday after complaining of feeling unwell at his genocide trial.

  • A Bosnian Muslim woman weeps as she touches the coffin of a relative among the more than 500 caskets displayed at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery near Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic)

    Bosnians bury 520 Srebrenica genocide victims

    They came again, on the 17th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II, to bury their dead in the town whose name is now synonymous with genocide.

  • Former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic, center, a U.N. security guard, right, and member of his defense, left, are seen at the start of his trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Toussaint Kluiters, Pool)

    Judge delays Mladic trial because of evidence errors

    The judge in Ratko Mladic's war crimes trial on Thursday indefinitely delayed the presentation of evidence due to "errors" by prosecutors in disclosing evidence to defense lawyers — a ruling that throws the future of the trial into question.

  • Former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic is seen at the start of his trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Toussaint Kluiters, Pool)

    Ratko Mladic's genocide trial gets under way

    Twenty years after his troops began brutally ethnically cleansing Bosnian towns and villages of non-Serbs, Gen. Ratko Mladic went on trial Wednesday at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal accused of 11 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

  • In this photo provided by the Politika newspaper shows war crimes fugitive Goran Hadzic on Mount Fruska Gora, Serbia, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Politika newspaper, HO)

    Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive Goran Hadzic

    The last fugitive sought by the U.N. Balkan war crimes tribunal was arrested by Serbian authorities Wednesday, answering intense international demands for his capture and boosting the country's hopes of becoming a candidate for European Union membership.

  • Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic waves in the courtroom during a hearing at the U.N.'s International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Monday, July 4, 2011. (AP Photo/ Valerie Kuypers, Pool)

    Disruptive Mladic removed from court hearing

    A defiant Ratko Mladic plunged his Yugoslav war crimes tribunal arraignment into chaos Monday, repeatedly shouting at judges, defying their orders and refusing to enter pleas to 11 charges before the presiding judge threw him out of the hearing.

  • Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic removes his hat in the courtroom during his initial appearance at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Friday, June 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

    Lawyer: Mladic to boycott court appearance

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic plans to boycott Monday's hearing at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, where he is scheduled to enter pleas to charges including genocide, his Serbian lawyer said.

  • Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic removes his hat in the courtroom during his initial appearance at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Friday, June 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

    Mladic tells court he does not want to enter pleas

    Ratko Mladic defiantly refused on Friday to enter pleas to what he called "obnoxious" allegations that as the Serb military chief during the Bosnian war he orchestrated the worst atrocities of a conflict that claimed 100,000 lives. He claimed he was defending "my people and my country."

  • Illustration: Mladic graves by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    VLASIC: Ratko Mladic arrest: Pen mightier than sword

    Ratko Mladic's initial appearance at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague Friday came almost 16 years after he allegedly presided over the largest slaughter in Europe since the Holocaust - the Srebrenica genocide. On July 11, 1995, as commander of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), Mladic took center stage as the VRS overran the Srebrenica "safe area" and his forces separated the men from the women in the U.N.-protected enclave.

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    Lawyer says document proves Mladic has cancer

    Ratko Mladic's lawyer said Thursday that he has a document proving the war crimes suspect has been battling cancer and that he was treated at a Serbian hospital in 2009.

  • This image taken from Associated Press Television News shows the aircraft believed to be carrying war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic as it lands at Rotterdam The Hague Airport in the Netherlands after a flight from Belgrade, Serbia, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. (AP Photo/APTN)

    Serbia extradites Mladic to court in The Hague

    Serbia on Tuesday extradited Ratko Mladic to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where he will stand trial for genocide, 16 years after he was charged by the court for the killing of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the worst massacre of civilians in Europe since World War II.

  • Ratko Mladic (center) enters court in Belgrade, Serbia, on Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Serbian Government)

    KUHNER: Ethnic cleansing's ghosts

    Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb wartime commander, was captured last week. For 16 years he had been a fugitive from justice. Gen. Mladic was wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity. His arrest in Lazarevo, a small town north of Belgrade, Serbia's capital, is supposed to bring closure to the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it won't.

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