- Mladic's defense begins today
- Ratko Mladic hospitalized
- Mladic's trial postponed indefinitely
In a statement from ICTY, Mladic's decision stance, which served as commander of Republika Srpska Army (VRS) in war in Bosnia (1992-1995), will start on 22 November 2017 at 07:00. Mladic, indicted as a prisoner, is charged with deportation of Srebrenica genocide in 1995, as well as Bosniak and Croat civilians across Bosnia and Herzegovina, crimes against civilians in siege of Sarajevo and capture of UN members. The ICTY Prosecutor's office has previously demanded a life sentence for a 74-year-old Serbian commander, and Mladic's lawyers asked for ir clients ' acquittal. " Mladic, also called "The Bosnian butcher," was arrested in Serbia in 2011 after 15 years of hiding after war in Bosnia.