Former Bosnian Serb army commander Gen. Ratko Mladic has slammed the United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as a “satanic court” and refused to testify as a defence witness for his former political master, Radovan Karadzic.
A courtroom reunion Tuesday of the two alleged chief architects of Serb atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, lasted only about an hour as Mladic told judges repeatedly he would not answer former Bosnian Serb President Karadzic’s questions.
Both men are on trial separately for crimes including genocide. Both insist they are innocent.
Mladic initially refused to testify, then said he would if officials fetched his dentures from his cell.
But even with his false teeth in place, Mladic said he was too ill to testify and did not want to risk incriminating himself.