> Protesting his innocence to the last, the butcher of Bosnia, Ratko Mladić. But on Wednesday he was found guilty of 10 out of 11 charges of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity, or committed as Serbian military commander during the Bosnian war in the 1990s.
Reuters correspondent, Toby Sterling, was at the court in the Hague.>> Midway through the reading of the verdict, Mladic started protesting that it was all lies that he was hearing. And he eventually had to be removed from the court room by the judges. And the verdict continued without him.
>> The 74 year old went on trial in 2012, and spent 530 days in court in the Netherlands hearing from nearly 600 witnesses. One of Mladic's two counts of genocide includes ordering the four year siege of Sarajevo, which left more than 10,000 people dead. The other was the 1995 massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica, described as the worst atrocity on European soil since the Holocaust.
For a time, Mladic was one of the world's most wanted fugitives, going into hiding after the war ended for 16 years before being arrested in 2011. His will be the final verdict of the UN run tribunal, which closes its doors next month after nearly 25 years.>> I don't think that the verdicts of the court have resolved conflict in former Yugoslavia.
The Serbs still feel that the court is biased against them. Bosnians, Muslims, and sometimes Croats also feel that maybe the punishments are never enough.>> The UN Human Rights Chief has hailed the judgment as a momentous victory for justice, calling Ratko Mladic the epitome of evil. He's been sentenced to life in prison.