23 Nov 2017

Mladic jailed for genocide: 'A momentous victory for justice'

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 23 November 2017

The man known as the Butcher of Bosnia Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and crimes against humanity. The trial at the Hague found the former Bosnian Serb commander "significantly contributed" to the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995. More than 10,000 people in total were massacred. The court also found Mladic was responsible for personally directing the shelling of Sarajevo. The 74-year-old is likely to die in prison, although he's already confirmed he will appeal the sentence. Moments before the verdicts were read out BBC correspondent Anna Holligan tells us Mladic started yelling at Judge Alphonse Orie and refused to sit down.