A new behind-the-scenes documentary tracking the marathon trial of Ratko Mladic has upset some by depicting the genocide defendant as a human being, not a monster - but its director says it’s necessary to understand why people commit terrible crimes.
As Radovan Karadzic’s final verdict approaches next week, many of the 12 years he spent evading arrest remain shrouded in secrets that the Serbian and Bosnian authorities seem reluctant to probe, and people who helped him remain unprosecuted.
Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic, who is appealing against his first-instance conviction for genocide and other crimes, has again complained to the UN court in The Hague that his health is deteriorating.
<span>The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals<span> said it is investigating whether Ratko Mladic, who is in custody pending his war crimes appeal, broke any rules by speaking on a Serbian television show by phone.</span></span>
Some candidates running for this weekend’s general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been accused of glorifying criminals by praising wartime leaders like Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic during their campaigns.