In Depth

Ratko Mladic: the charges

A summary of the 11 charges Gen. Ratko Mladic faces at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Bosnian Serb army commander General Radko Mladic in 1993 and in Belgrade after he was arrested on May 26, 2011. (Reuters)

A summary of the 11 charges Gen. Ratko Mladic faces at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, the Netherlands.

  • 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 treament: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.