07:13 GMT15 June 2021
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    In 2017, the UN Criminal Tribunal in The Hague convicted Mladic of war crimes that date back to the 1992-95 armed conflict in the Balkans, including of his role in the Srebrenica massacre, which saw many Bosnian Muslims killed.

    The UN war crimes tribunal on Tuesday upheld life sentence against former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic.

    "The appeals chamber affirmed the sentence of life imprisonment imposed on Mr Mladic by the trial chamber," the Yugoslav tribunal in The Hague said in a statement, adding that it also upheld his convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    The court dismissed Mladic's appeal against his life sentence for genocide over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

    At the same time, the Appeals Chamber also affirmed "the Trial Chamber finding that Mr. Mladic is not guilty of genocide under Count 1 of the indictment in relation to crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats in certain municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina."

    He was found guilty of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity over his role in the Bosnian War (1992-95) and sentenced to life in prison. 

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