Bosnian Serb commander Mladic must be sentenced to life: Prosecutor

Alan Tieger, a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has called for sentencing Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general accused of war crimes including the 1995 genocide of thousands of Muslims in the town of Srebrenica, to life in prison

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 21:09 PM IST

The Hague: Alan Tieger, a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has called for sentencing Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general accused of war crimes including the 1995 genocide of thousands of Muslims in the town of Srebrenica, to life in prison.

 74-year-old Mladic has been charged with two counts of genocide related to the war to carve an ethnically pure Serb state out of multi-ethnic Bosnia, alongside Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic, sentenced in March to 40 years` prison. 

Mladic, however, denies the charges.

"It would be an insult to victims living and dead and an affront to justice to impose any sentence less than the severest available under the law - a life sentence," said Tieger.