Ratko Mladić

Latest Ratko Mladić Items
  • 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.

  • World Scene

    Israel's recently retired spymaster said the country's military does not plan to attack Iran within the next two years, and the Israeli government should accept a Saudi proposal for Mideast peace.

  • Ratko Mladic

    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.

  • Chart: Relative success of new countries from old Yugoslavia

    RAHN: Free markets flower as war memories fade

    It is a beautiful place with a tragic history. In 1914, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated while riding in his carriage in the center of the town by a Serbian nationalist. This act was the spark that ignited World War I. It was a war without purpose that cost millions of lives. Some 80 years later, another Serbian nationalist by the name of Ratko Mladic commanded the Serbian forces that not only killed many residents in Sarajevo, but he is said to have ordered the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian men and boys in the Bosnian city of Srebrenica.

  • World Briefs


  • Smoke from flares engulf demonstrators during a rally in support of war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, seen on the flag at left, in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Mr. Mladic was arrested on Thursday after 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Mladic's lawyer says he has filed appeal

    The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic said on Monday that he formally had filed an appeal against the former general's detention — a move that likely will delay Mr. Mladic's extradition for at least a day.

Happening Now