May 16th, 2012
11:28 AM ET

Mladic shows no remorse as war crimes trial opens

Ratko Mladic, who is accused of orchestrating a horrific campaign of ethnic cleansing during the bloody civil war that ripped apart Yugoslavia, showed no remorse as his war crimes trial opened Wednesday, at one point even appearing to threaten victims in the court.

The former general drew his hand across his neck as if cutting a throat while staring at victims of the war that introduced the phrase "ethnic cleansing."

At other times, the man accused of being "the Butcher of Bosnia" stared at them, fire in his eyes, and he once growled at the survivors.

The 70-year-old former Bosnian Serb general has been indicted on 11 counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in the 1992-95 war.


Filed under: Bosnia • Ratko Mladic
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  1. saywhat

    We expect these of the worst kind to show remorse? lol

    May 16, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Maybe an exorcism is order?

    May 16, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Sociopaths do not know what remorse is.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
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