'Mladi was on Belgrade pay roll'

6th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

During the war in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995, Bosnian-Serb army commander Ratko Mladi was paid by, and received instructions from Yugoslav army headquarters in Belgrade.

This is one of the findings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague in its ruling against Momilo Periši who was chief of the general staff of the Yugoslav army under former president Slobodan Miloševi.

The tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Momilo Periši to 27 years in jail, mainly for his role in the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.

However, the judges could not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the Belgrade army command had advance knowledge of plans to kill thousands of Muslims in the Srebrenica enclave.

In its ruling, the tribunal came to the same conclusions as earlier the International Criminal Court, which is also located in The Hague.

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