Mladic 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 Mladic 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 ICTY in The Hague in its ruling against Momilo Periši who was chief of the general staff of the Yugoslav army under then president Slobodan Milosevic.

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

However, the judges could not establish beyond 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 ICTY came to the same conclusions as those reached by the International Court of Justice, which is also located in The Hague.

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