The Trial Chamber of the Hague Tribunal will announce its first-instance verdict to Ratko Mladic by the end of November this year, and until then, they will not provide him a temporary release even for medical treatment, as announced from The Hague.
Last week, the Trial Chamber issued a decision in which they denied provisional release for Mladic for medical treatment in Russia because they are not convinced that he would return, despite the guarantee of the Russian government.
In the statement was noted that the Trial Chamber recalled in its decision that Mladic did not surrender, but he was on the run for 16 years despite his health condition.
Moreover, the Trial Chamber believes that Mladic has an adequate treatment in the detention unit and that medical specialists are taking care of him in accordance with international standards and that “there is no acute medical problem that remains unresolved.”
Mladic’s trial started in May 2012 and it was finished in December last year.
After years he spent as a fugitive, Mladic was arrested in Serbia and extradited to The Hague in May 2011.
Wartime commander of Bosnian Serbs was indicted for genocide in Srebrenica, where more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were killed in June 1995.
Mladic is also charged with the siege of Sarajevo, which lasted for 44 months and in which was killed more than 10,000 people. He is also charged with the persecution of Bosniaks and Croats on the territory of BiH and taking UNPROFOR members for hostage.