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Netherlands: Mladic removed from courtroom after outburst against judges02:23

Netherlands: Mladic removed from courtroom after outburst against judges

Netherlands, The Hague
November 22, 2017 at 11:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic was removed from the courtroom during a reading of the final verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, on Wednesday, after an outburst against the judges of the tribunal.

The incident came shortly after a 30-minute recess, when the judges refused to adjourn the court on the demand of defence attorney Dragan Ivetic, who informed them of Mladic's high blood pressure during the break.

Mladic stood upright and shouted at the judges, ignoring their calls to sit down, which led to his removal.

In 1995 the UN indicted Mladic for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide during the conflicts in the Balkans. Mladic faces charges on two counts of genocide, persecutions, exterminations, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, terror, unlawful attacks on civilians and the taking of hostages.

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Former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic was removed from the courtroom during a reading of the final verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, on Wednesday, after an outburst against the judges of the tribunal.

The incident came shortly after a 30-minute recess, when the judges refused to adjourn the court on the demand of defence attorney Dragan Ivetic, who informed them of Mladic's high blood pressure during the break.

Mladic stood upright and shouted at the judges, ignoring their calls to sit down, which led to his removal.

In 1995 the UN indicted Mladic for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide during the conflicts in the Balkans. Mladic faces charges on two counts of genocide, persecutions, exterminations, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, terror, unlawful attacks on civilians and the taking of hostages.

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