'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic back in court as trial nears end

Ratko Mladic, pictured in 2011, returns to court today as his war crimes trial nears an endFormer Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, once dubbed “The Butcher of Bosnia”, returned to a UN court Monday as his trial for genocide and war crimes in the 1990s conflict nears an end. More than four years after Mladic’s trial opened at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, prosecutors began three days of closing arguments seeking to dismiss claims he was not responsible for some of the worst bloodshed in Europe since World War II.

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