Lawyers of the former leader of Bosnian Serbs, General Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, filed a motion for his provisional release from detention in the Hague and on the transfer to Russia for treatment at the clinic, reports the edition “Voice of Srpska” with reference to his son Darko Mladic. This was confirmed by radio “Freedom” the press Secretary of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Nenad Golczewski.

The press Secretary reported that the application is quite extensive, and refused to go into details. He said that the response to the request will be considered in due order.

In addition to the petition of lawyers Mladic has submitted the medical expert on the health of the accused, which, as they claim, in recent time has deteriorated sharply. Part of the presentation, said Mladic’s lawyer Miodrag Stojanovic, are also guarantees of the Russian Federation about the readiness to accept the patient for treatment.

In an interview Garcia said that at the request of the defence of Ratko Mladic, the Russian government gave a guarantee to receive it. This means that Russia will take him for medical examination and treatment, and then, when the Hague requests, will return to the Tribunal.

As reported by the General’s son, Darko Mladic, because of the risk of stroke father asked him to go for treatment in Russia. “He had health problems,” said Darko and stressed that the General now there is no need to be in the Hague. “Before sentencing is to take a break, so a temporary break in treatment will not affect the further course of the process,” says Darko Mladic.

He noted that Russia has not requested for provisional release of Mladic, but responded positively to this initiative and provided guarantee. “We need urgent treatment. How to answer the Hague, we don’t know yet, but they know that his health is at risk,” said Mladic.

Where agreed to treat the General in Russia, he said. Considering death in the chamber in March 2006, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, the Hague needs to answer as soon as possible, said Darko Mladic.

After the district attorney’s office in the Hague is investigating the circumstances of death of Milosevic, came to the conclusionthat the former Yugoslav President died of natural causes and closed the investigation, it was reported that Milosevic intentionally took drugs to enhance blood pressure to have him released for medical treatment in Russia. Family Milosevic was accused of killing Serb leader to the Hague Tribunal, which did not allow him to go for treatment. Milosevic’s lawyer said his client had written to Russia the day before his death and announced his fear of being poisoned.

Ratko Mladic, the commander of the army of the Serbian Republic in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is accused of genocide, war crimes and
crimes against humanity during the ethnic cleansing of Muslims
during the civil war in 1992-1995. The process began on may 12
2012 after his arrest
in may 2011, Serbian authorities. In December 2016, the Prosecutor demanded for him a life sentence.

Summing up the four-year process, prosecutors announced that the General
gave the order to kill thousands of Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995. 24
March, the Tribunal announced
the sentence of the former leader of Bosnian Serbs Radovan Karadzic, acknowledging
him guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide in
Srebrenica. Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The international Tribunal for the prosecution of persons responsible
for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed
on the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991 was established by the Council
UN security in 1993.

Ratko Mladic before the verdict in the Hague asked for medical treatment in Russia 22.03.2017

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