At the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the case against Ratko Mladic continued on Thursday. On the second day of the proceedings, the prosecution gave its opening statement.
UN prosecutor Peter McCloskey accused the Bosnian-Serb army, which was led by Ratko Mladic, of killing more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys, in 1995, at Srebrenica. The Dutch UN battalion Dutchbat, was charged with protecting the Srebrenica enclave, but did not prevent the killings.
The Muslim population disappeared from Srebrenica and the surrounding area in eastern Bosnia. Tens of thousands of women, children and elderly people were left in refugee camps elsewhere in Bosnia.
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