Mladic refuses to testify in Karadzic trial

imgFormer Bosnian Serb army commander Gen. Ratko Mladic has slammed the United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as a “satanic court” and refused to testify as a defence witness for his former political master, Radovan Karadzic.

A courtroom reunion on Tuesday of the two alleged chief architects of Serb atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war lasted only about an hour as Gen. Mladic told judges repeatedly he would not answer former Bosnian Serb President Karadzic’s questions.

The brief hearing marked the first time the two men had been seen together publicly since the aftermath of the war, but Gen. Mladic’s refusal to answer any questions beyond sketching a brief history of his military service meant it cast no new light on the war that left some 100,000 people dead.

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