The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has sentenced Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic to life in prison as he was found guilty of involvement in some of the most notorious episodes of the Bosnian war in the 1990s, including the Srebrenica massacre and the siege of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, Sarajevo.

Darko Mladic, the son of General Ratko Mladic, said at a press conference after the court’s ruling was announced that his father considers the trial was an attempt to “accuse Serbs of all the crimes.”

“Justice was used for [anti-Serbian] propaganda,” Ratko Mladic’s son said, adding that his father called the accusations a “lie” that has been used to “criminalize” Serbs.

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