War criminal Ratko Mladic’s mural in central Belgrade

Source: Danas / B. Č. B.

A mural with the image of Ratko Mladic, convicted war criminal and former commander of the Army of Republika Srpska, the Serb-dominated entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was painted on a building in central Belgrade Vracar area, the independent Danas daily reported on Friday.

The mural appeared on the day when the outgoing High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko imposed changes to the Bosnian Criminal Code, prohibiting the denial of genocide and glorification of war criminals.

Mladic was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide and crimes against humanity against non-Serbs during the war in BiH.

The Appeals Chamber of the Hague Tribunal recently upheld the first-instance verdict finding Mladic guilty of ten counts – participation in the Srebrenica genocide, persecution, extermination, murder, deportation, forcible transfer of population, terrorizing the population, illegal attacks on civilians and taking hostages.

Serbia’s authorities continue to deny the killing of over 8,000 Bosniaks in the summer of 1995 was a genocide and refer to it as an awful crime, tragedy, etc, and blasted the latest decision by the former High Representative in Bosnia.


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