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Mladic Refuses to Offer a Plea to ‘Obnoxious’ Charges

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, but refused to enter a plea to what he said are “obnoxious” charges of genocide against him. Mladic told the court’s three judges on Friday that he was defending “my people and my country” […]

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Mladic Tells War Crimes Tribunal He Is ‘Gravely Ill’

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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After 16 years on the run, former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, telling judges he is “gravely ill” and calling the charges against him “obnoxious.” Mladic was once a burly, intimidating figure on the battlefield. But he appeared subdued in […]

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Mladic Appears at War Crimes Trial

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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After 16 years on the run, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic made his first appearance Friday before the U.N war crimes tribunal at The Hague to answer charges of genocide during the Bosnian war. Mladic was once a burly, intimidating figure on the battlefield. But now he is in frail health and his court-appointed […]

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Mladic Set to Make First Appearance at War Crimes Tribunal

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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After 16 years on the run, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic is set to make his first appearance Friday before the U.N war crimes tribunal at The Hague to answer charges of genocide during the Bosnian war. Mladic was once a burly, intimidating figure on the battlefield. But now he is in frail health […]

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US Blasts Call from International Panel to Legalize Some Drugs

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is dismissing as “silly” a new report that calls on governments to fight the use of illegal drugs by making some of them legal. The Office of National Drug Control Policy says drug addiction is a disease that can be treated successfully. A spokesman with the agency says drug use in the […]

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Major Panel: Drug War a ‘Devastating’ Failure

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A panel of former world leaders says the so-called war on drugs has failed with “devastating consequences” for individuals and communities worldwide. In a report released Thursday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy said governments should consider fundamentally reforming their approach to drug use, including making marijuana legal. The report says “vast” sums have been […]

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Mladic to Face War Crimes Charges in UN Court

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic will make his first appearance before a war crimes tribunal Friday, following his capture after 16 years on the run. The United Nations tribunal in The Hague will ask the former general to identify himself and enter a plea to 11 counts of the indictment for war crimes […]

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Mladic in The Hague for War Crimes Trial

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has spent his first night in an isolation cell at The Hague, where he is awaiting trial on genocide charges. As a helicopter hovered overhead, a convoy of four black vehicles brought the 69-year-old Mladic to the prison on Tuesday. Mladic was arrested in Serbia last week after […]

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Mladic in The Hague for War Crimes Trial

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has spent his first night in an isolation cell at The Hague, where he is awaiting trial on genocide charges. As a helicopter hovered overhead, a convoy of four black vehicles brought the 69-year-old Mladic to the prison on Tuesday. Mladic was arrested in Serbia last week after […]

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