Statistics on the ICTY

1st June 2011, Comments 0 comments

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia that will try wartime Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic for genocide, has concluded proceedings against 126 others accused of the most serious crimes committed during the 1990's Balkans wars.

Some statistics.

- 161 people were indicted by the ICTY since its creation in 1993. With Mladic's arrest in Serbia last Thursday, only one fugitive remains: the ex-leader of Croatian Serb rebels, Goran Hadzic.

- The tribunal has convicted 80 people, of whom four were handed life sentences.

- Sixteen of those convicted are awaiting the outcome of appeals.

- The court has acquitted 13 people and referred 13 to national courts for trial.

- Sixteen accused died before a verdict was reached, including former Serb President Slobodan Milosevic.

- Fourteen accused are currently on trial, including Bosnian Serb wartime political chief Radovan Karadzic. Since his trial opened in October 2009, 71 witnesses for the prosecution have given testimony.

© 2011 AFP

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