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Ratko Mladic, the 'butcher of Bosnia,' loses appeal against genocide conviction

June 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Ex-Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic arrives in the courtroom prior to the hearing of the final verdict on appeal against his genocide conviction over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst act of bloodshed since World War II, on June 8, 2021 at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) in The Hague. (Photo by Peter Dejong / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PETER DEJONG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic, nicknamed "the butcher of Bosnia," will have to serve his life sentence after an appeal against his war crimes convictions was rejected on Tuesday.

(CNN)Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic, nicknamed "the butcher of Bosnia," will have to serve his life sentence after an appeal against his war crimes convictions was rejected on Tuesday.

Mladic, 79, was sentenced to life in prison in 2017 after being found guilty of genocide for atrocities committed during the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995.

Tuesday's decision ends the last major Balkan war crimes trial before a United Nations court.

Mladic was charged with two counts of genocide and nine crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, where 100,000 people were killed and another 2. 2 million displaced.

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