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Mladic in The Hague to face genocide charges

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Mladic in The Hague to face genocide charges


Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic has arrived in The Hague to face genocide charges at the UN war crimes tribunal.

He landed at Rotterdam airport and was transferred by helicopter to the detention centre.

Earlier in the day he lost his appeal against extradition after the Belgrade court took a matter of hours to reject his appeal application.

His family and lawyer claimed the 69-year-old was too sick to stand trial.

He was then swiftly taken to the airport and flown to Rotterdam in a Serbian government aircraft.

Mladic was arrested last week after 16 years on the run.

He is charged with genocide during the 43-month siege of Sarajevo and the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

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