Ratko Mladic Sentencing – Justice Prevails

22 November 2017

Today Ratko Mladlic, ‘The Butcher of Bosnia,’ has been sentenced to life imprisonment, more than 20 years after the Srebrenica genocide in 1995 where more than 7,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were roundly gathered and executed. Srebrenica has been dubbed the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.

Harun Khan, Secretary General of the MCB said, ”This is without doubt a great day for justice for tens of thousands of victims and their families who have waited so long for this day. Twenty two years after their loved ones were deceived, trapped and killed by Bosnian Serb militia – led by General Ratko Mladic – they can now find some form of closure”.

“Mladic, who led the systematic massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves, has evaded justice for far too long, and regrettably still shows no remorse in his actions. It is high time he faces the consequences of his actions. This sentencing sends a strong message to those who espouse hate and corruption, that evil has no place in our society, and justice, however long it takes, will eventually prevail”.

“Seven thousand civilians are still missing to this day. No doubt the scars of the Srebrenica genocide will forever remain etched in our memories, and we will continue to remember them every year on July 11th”.


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