Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mladic's lawyer says the former Bosnian Serb military has cancer

Former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic, accused of war crimes, according to his lawyer suffers a cancer of the lymphatic system and may not survive a trial before the tribunal in The Hague. Milos Saljic Counsel published in the journal 'Press' medical diagnosis Belgrade 2009. According to these data, Mladic was submitted between April 20 and July 18 of that year to an operation in a hospital in the capital of Serbia and then received chemotherapy.

By contrast, the prosecution spokesman serbia, Bruno Vekaric, said that diagnosis is a forgery and that the alleged cancer is part of the defense strategy of Mladic, accused of the worst war crimes in Europe since 1945. In the medical literature appears as date of birth of former military leader of Bosnian Serbs on March 12, 1943.

In contrast, the Hague tribunal, which judges crimes committed in the civil war in the former Yugoslavia (1992-1995), believes that Mladic was born on March 12, 1942. Tomorrow, when the defendant appears before the judge, is expected to clear up confusion about his age. Mladic is accused of genocide over the massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995.

He is also accused, among other things, crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly occurred during the siege of Sarajevo which claimed 10,000 lives during the Bosnian war (1992-1995).

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