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Ratko Mladic: Serb Crusader Dubbed ‘Epitome of Evil’

WEB DESK: Ratko Mladic insists he was chosen by “fate” to defend the Serb people from a Western onslaught, but on Tuesday he will find out if his fate is to spend the rest of his life in jail for genocide.

Judges will rule on his appeal against his 2017 conviction for war crimes in Bosnia that judges in The Hague said were “amongst the most heinous known to humankind”.

Among the most notorious was the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim boys and men in Srebrenica in 1995 — a genocide, the court decided, orchestrated by military leader Mladic and his political comrade Radovan Karadzic.

The slaughter — the worst single atrocity in Europe since World War II — led media across the world to dub him “the butcher of Bosnia”.

Former UN rights chief Zeid Ra ad al Hussein described him as “the epitome of evil” after his conviction.

But most Serbs continue to revere him.