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Prosecutors call for life sentence for Ratko Mladić

Prosecutors at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) called for former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić to be handed a life sentence, as they delivered their closing arguments at his genocide trial.
“The time has come for Ratko Mladić to be held accountable for each of his victims and all the communities he destroyed,” said Alan Tieger, stating that anything less would be “an insult to the victims, living and dead, and an affront to justice”.
“Nobody can even imagine the depth of suffering for which Mladić is responsible,” he added.
Mr Mladić faces charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and two counts of genocide. The genocide charges relate to the siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica massacre.
“There’s too much pain, there’s too much for any of us to truly comprehend the nature and scope of the shared misery of the women and survivors of the Srebrenica community,” said another prosecution lawyer Peter McCloskey. “We can, however, strike back, as mandated by the security council with the creation of this tribunal to expose the horrific crimes of this war and try those most responsible for them.”
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