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Ratko Mladic's genocide trial begins at war crimes tribunal

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.The ailing 70-year-old Mladic's appearance at the U.N. court war crimes tribunal marked the end of a long wait for justice to survivors of the 1992-95 war that left some 100,000 people dead. The trial is also a landmark for the U.N. court and international justice -- Mladic is the last suspect from the Bosnian war to go on trial here.In Bosnia, leaders and victims hailed a historic day in the country's recovery from its war wounds, while some Serbs lamented Mladic's trial."First of all we are expecting from this trial the truth," said President Bakir Izetbegovic . "The truth and then justice for the victims, for the families of the victims. It is the worst period of our history."But in the former Serb stronghold of Pale, people who ...

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  1. UN war crimes tribunal convicts Bosnian Serb officer of genocide in Srebrenica massacre

    The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb Army commander of genocide for playing a key role in Europe's worst massacre since World ...

  2. Prosecutors Produce First Document Linking Milosevic to Srebrenica Massacre

    Prosecutors at the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic ( search )  may have produced the first document linking the former Yugoslav president to the massacre of t...

  3. New Srebrenica church sows discord

    On a forest-covered hill near Srebrenica, a white bell tower rises into the sky, giving the first glimpse of a new church being built near the scarred Bosnian town, ...

  4. UN's Ban Ki-moon visits Srebrenica graveyard

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paid his respects Thursday to the 8,000 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and said he does not want his successor to have to...

  5. Thousands Mark Srebrenica Massacre

    World leaders joined 50,000 people Monday to remember the victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II — the death of nearly 8,000 Muslims 10 years ago when...

  6. Judge delays Mladic war crimes trial due to 'significant disclosure 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 d...

  7. Bosnia to bury hundreds at Srebrenica massacre site

    Bosnia will bury 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, including a newborn baby, on Thursday, the 18th anniversary of Europe's worst post-war atrocity in which Bos...

  8. Bosnian widows break through police cordon to lay flowers at Srebrenica massacre site

    A group of women broke through a police cordon and entered a former warehouse to lay flowers where their beloved ones were killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre...

  9. Tens of thousands attend burial of 409 victims of Srebrenica massacre

    Tens of thousands have gathered in Bosnia to rebury 409 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre on the 18th anniversary of the worst slaughter on Eu...

  10. UN judges reinstate Karadzic's Bosnian war genocide charge

    Appeals judges at the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal reinstated Thursday a genocide charge against Radovan Karadzic linked to a campaign of killing and...

  11. Explosives Found at Srebrenica Memorial

    Explosives were found planted at a memorial in Srebrenica ( search ), site of the worst massacre of the Yugoslav wars, before tens of thousands of people were expect...

  12. Srebrenica survivor testifies he hid under corpses

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Muslim man told judges Wednesday at the U.N. trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic that he survived the Srebrenica mas...

  1. Dutch government says it will pay compensation to families of 3 Srebrenica massacre victims

    The Dutch government says it will pay 20,000 euros ($27,734) compensation each to relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, an amount their ...

  2. Srebrenica mothers, widows sue Dutch government for failure to protect their men in massacre

    Mothers and widows of men murdered in Europe's worst massacre since World War II are suing the Dutch government for failing to protect their husbands and sons during...

  3. Bosnians line streets as trucks with 409 Srebrenica massacre victims head to burial site

    Hundreds of people whispering Muslim prayers are lining Sarajevo's main street as trucks bearing 409 coffins pass through on their way to Srebrenica, where the newly...

  4. Bosnia buries 775 Srebrenica massacre victims to mark 15th anniversary of the killings

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hoisting hundreds of coffins aloft, a line of weeping relatives stretched for at least a mile (1.6 kilometers) Sunday as they h...

  5. Serbia offers apology for Srebrenica massacre

    Serbia's parliament approved a declaration Tuesday condemning the 1995 Serb massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica, in a bid to distance the country from past warmo...

  6. Pillar of Shame: Memorial of 16,000 shoes blames U.N for not preventing Srebrenica massacre

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Phillip Ruch's monument to Srebrenica is a huge jumble of worn shoes, more than 16,000 of them, each pair representing a victim o...

  7. Pillar of Shame: Memorial of 16,000 shoes blames U.N for not preventing Srebrenica massacre

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Phillip Ruch's monument to Srebrenica is a huge jumble of worn shoes, more than 16,000 of them, each pair representing a victim o...

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