Ratko Mladic hospitalized in The Hague
The general has pneumonia, pulmonary edema and heart failure, and his condition has been deteriorating since May. Mladic's son expressed fear for his life
Serb General Ratko Mladic, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for actions during the Bosnian war in 1992-1995, was hospitalized, he is in serious condition, the Serbian newspaper Pravda reports. referring to his son Darko Mladic.
According to him, the general has pneumonia, pulmonary edema and heart failure. Mladic was transferred from a prison in The Hague to a civilian hospital, where he stayed for several days, and then sent to a prison hospital.
Mladic Jr. clarified that the cause of pneumonia has not yet been established, and it is also unknown whether the general suffered a heart attack for last days. “We were only verbally, by telephone, told that he had an ultrasound of the heart, and promised that all the findings would be given to us,” — he explained.
According to Darko Mladic, his father can no longer perform any actions on his own and needs outside help. “He can’t even move anymore, he just sits and lies. When we talk to each other via video call twice a week, he barely manages half an hour, — added the interlocutor of the newspaper.
The sharp deterioration in the health of the Serbian General Darko Mladic reported at the end of May. “He is so weak that he is not able to walk 30-40 minutes and he needs help for the most ordinary things. As for the treatment he receives there, we do not have precise information about what and how he is being treated. He says that they measure his sugar level and pressure, officially we receive only generalized formulations, for example, “his condition is stable,” “participates in a conversation,” & mdash; he told RIA Novosti.
The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia sentenced Ratko Mladic, a former army commander of the Republika Srpska (a self-proclaimed state in the Serbian lands of Bosnia, now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina) to life imprisonment in November 2017. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity, terror, attacks on civilians and hostage taking.
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In addition, during the capture of Srebrenica, the Bosnian Serb army threatened to destroy the contingent of Dutch peacekeepers in the city in case of intervention NATO aviation.
Another episode from the Mladic case was the siege of Sarajevo. As a result of the shelling of clusters of civilians, 11 thousand people were killed.
Mladic pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The defense of the general appealed the verdict of the tribunal, but in June 2021, the judges of the International Residual Mechanism for criminal tribunals (MOMUT) confirmed a life sentence.
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