A team of doctors from the Banja Luka University Clinical Center will travel to The Hague to examine the recently operated Ratko Mladić, former commander of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide and other crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The director of UKC Banja Luka, Vlado Đajić, told ‘Detektor‘ that they had heard that Mladić had mild strokes, and stated that a team of doctors from that institution – made up of forensic experts, neurologists and cardiologists – was going to determine his objective state of health, that whether all findings have been made and whether he is receiving adequate therapy.
“Our goal is to see if there are any omissions and if we can contribute to improving his health. At the same time, let’s see the objective condition of General Mladić in which he is now and whether there are any assumptions that he is being treated in another place,” said Đajić and added that he will inform the public after that.
Lawyer Miodrag Stojanović told Detektor that he visited Mladic four weeks ago.
“He then told me that the doctors should come, because he had a pacemaker implanted, which they had big problems with,” Stojanović said.
The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Courts (IMKS) told Detektor that they are unable to comment on issues related to the health status of convicted persons under the jurisdiction of the Mechanism, as this information is confidential.
Darko Mladić, the son of Ratko Mladić, recently told Radiotelevision of the Republika Srpska (RTRS) that his father could not even get out of bed after the installation of a pacemaker.
Ratko Mladić, former commander of the VRS, was sentenced to life imprisonment before the International Mechanism for Criminal Courts in June 2021 for genocide in Srebrenica, persecution of Bosniaks and Croats, terrorizing the citizens of Sarajevo and taking members of UNPROFOR hostage.
Mićo Stanišić and Stojan Župljanin were each sentenced to 22 years in prison for crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both were found guilty of persecution, murder and torture, and Župljanin was found guilty of extermination. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Stanišić was the Minister of Internal Affairs of Republika Srpska, and Župljanin was the head of the regional police center in Banja Luka.