It was a day many people had waited for. The arrival of the former Bosnian Serb general at the Hague’s Scheveningen detention centre was watched by media and locals alike.
To some,like one Serbian immigrant, Mladic is still a war hero.
“I think that Mladic is not guilty, because as soon as he left Srebrenica, a murder brigade arrived and committed that massacre and not Mladic’s soldiers and not even Mladic himself.”
But a Dutch man thought differently:
“I think that it’s very good that he’s here in prison and he gets his trial, and that is good for Serbia, for Bosnia-Herzegovina and it’s good to set an example for the future.”
Mladic has been installed in an isolation cell. It’s not the fate he expected having once vowed never to allow himself to be taken alive to the Hague.
Euronews’ Brussels Correspondent, Sergio Cantone said: “There’s a great deal of emotion around the Scheveningen prison near The Hague, where General Mladic has arrived. The Serbian general will be tried for war crimes committed during the Balkan wars. It is the beginning of the end. Later he will undergo health checks before beginning the legal process.”