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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic on trial today for 'unleashing brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing that killed 100,000'

Serbian military commander General Ratko Mladic is today finally on trial accused of unleashing a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia.

Dubbed the 'Butcher of Bosnia', he is charged with war crimes including the masterminding of atrocities throughout the country's devastating 1992-95 war that left some 100,000 people dead.

He entered the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as a frail 70-year-old, a far cry from the swaggering general who commanded Serb forces during the conflict.

As the last major suspect from the Bosnian War, he showed no emotion as prosecutors began outlining his alleged crimes.

Wearing a suit and tie, he occasionally wrote notes, as presiding Judge Alphons Orie said at the outset the court was considering postponing the presentation of evidence, due to start on May 29. Read More