Ratko Mladic arrived in the Netherlands this evening to face trial at the UN War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague after judges in Belgrade rejected his appeal against extradition.
Mladic will be made to answer for atrocities committed by troops under his command during the 1992-95 Bosnian War – including the unspeakable massacre at Srebrenica when 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered.
The BBC documentary “A Cry from the Grave” was re-broadcast on News 24 at the weekend; it follows hour by hour the story of the killings. Through the testimony of survivors and relatives of those who died it explores the pain felt when no one is brought to justice.
Though no matter what is done, it will never be enough, the pain will never diminish and loved ones will never return, it is to be hoped the arrests and bringing to trial of Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and now Ratko Mladic will bring them some justice, some comfort, some closure.
“A Cry from the Grave” has won numerous prizes, been shown at the UN, been used during previous war crimes trials at The Hague. If you can spare a couple of hours, we urge you to watch it:
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