Wife says Mladic has suffered three strokes: Report

Ratko Mladic has no feeling in the right side of his body, said his wife.

Belgrade: Arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has suffered three strokes and has no feeling in the right side of his body, his wife Bosilijka told media in a rare interview published on Sunday.

A lawyer for Mladic, arrested on Thursday and facing extradition to a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, has argued that the former general is unfit to be transferred to the international court.

"He is taking medication, he told me, but I don`t think that such medical treatment is enough. He told me and our son that he had a severe stroke in 2008 and that it was the third. Since then he has no feeling in the right side of his body," Bosilijka Mladic said in the interview with the daily Vecernje

Bosilijka, who along with their son Darko has been meeting with Mladic since his arrest, also said he had apologised to his family.

"He apologised to us for everything we have gone through because of him. He apologised several times," she said.

Mladic, accused of masterminding the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and other atrocities during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, is facing charges of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity at the UN court.


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