Ratko Mladic former Bosnian Serb Army commander goes on trial today for Genocide, where he is accused of leading the slaughter of 8,000 unarmed Muslim boys and men in Srebrenica in 1995. Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two.
As the proceedings started, Mladic listens intently. Before Prosecution Lawyer Dermot Groome, said the world watched in disbelief, at the Genocide which was going on throughout the former Yugoslavia
Meanwhile Mothers and relatives of the victims of Srebrenica massacre, including Munira Subasic shown here, who lost her husband and son, said, she hopes justice will be done.
"We expect to see the butcher again, to see if he has admitted his crimes, or is there still blood in him, the same blood he spilled in 1995."
Mladic, now 70, is the last of the main protagonists in the Balkan wars of the 1990s to go on trial at the International International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Mladic, who was arrested a year ago and transferred to U.N. detention after 16 years on the run, has dismissed the charges against him as "monstrous" and "obnoxious", and has complained on several occasions that he is too ill to stand trial. Some fear that Mladic, who has received physical therapy for a possible stroke, could die without ever facing justice as happened in the case of former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic, who died before he could be sentenced.
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