Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
10:08 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
27 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
International
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Mladic lashes 'satanic' UN court in Karadzic testimony
Agence France Presse
Mejra Dzogaz touches the graves of her two sons before the television broadcast of the court proceedings of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic's in Potocari, near Srebrenica, May 17, 2012. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Mejra Dzogaz touches the graves of her two sons before the television broadcast of the court proceedings of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic's in Potocari, near Srebrenica, May 17, 2012. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
A+ A-

THE HAGUE: Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic lashed out at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Tuesday, calling it "satanic", as he was forced to testify in the trial of political counterpart Radovan Karadzic.

"I do not recognise this hate court. It is a satanic court," Mladic told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, nevertheless then taking the oath and asking for his false teeth, a request met with laughter from the public gallery.

"Could the security people please bring my teeth so that I can speak better?" asked Mladic, known as the "Butcher of Bosnia" for his alleged role in the Srebrenica massacre.

The court was subsequently adjourned for 20 minutes so that Mladic's dentures could be found.

Both Mladic and Karadzic have been charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity over their roles in the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, in which 100,000 people died.

Karadzic hopes that Mladic will testify that they did not agree or plan to expel Muslims or Croats from areas under Serb control.

A thin-looking Mladic appeared in court wearing a grey suit, smiling at the audience as he walked in and then at the carefully coiffed Karadzic.

 
Home International
 
     
 
Serbia
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Story Summary
Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic lashed out at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Tuesday, calling it "satanic", as he was forced to testify in the trial of political counterpart Radovan Karadzic.

The court was subsequently adjourned for 20 minutes so that Mladic's dentures could be found.
Entities
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Thursday April 24, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Israel shows Zionism’s true colors
Michael Young
Michael Young
For Christians, blessed are the dividers
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
An Iran deal is close, but we’re not there yet
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS