A summary of war crimes charges against Mladic

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Posted: May 31, 2011 12:00 PM
A summary of war crimes charges against Mladic

A summary of the 11 charges Gen. Ratko Mladic faces at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

_GENOCIDE AND COMPLICITY IN GENOCIDE: For leading Bosnian Serb forces who massacred 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995 and ethnically cleansed towns and villages in Bosnia of non-Serbs throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

_PERSECUTION: For killing, torturing, raping, deporting and illegally imprisoning Muslims and Croats.

_EXTERMINATION, MURDER, CRUEL TREATMENT: For widespread killing of non-Serbs in towns and villages targeted by Bosnian Serb forces and for the deadly campaign of sniping and shelling during the 44-month siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.

_TAKING HOSTAGES: For taking hostage United Nations military observers and peacekeepers.