Convicted war criminal Ratko Mladic in serious condition in the hospital

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Convicted war criminal Ratko Mladic was admitted to the hospital in The Hague and his condition is serious.

According to Novosti, Mladic was transferred from the detention cell in Scheveningen to a civilian hospital on Sunday, where he stayed for several days, and is now in the prison hospital.


Mladic’s son, Darko Mladic, told media that his father has pneumonia, water in his lungs and heart problems and that his health has been deteriorating since May of this year.

Reports say he had problems with his kidneys, but also that he was weak, has difficulties speaking and hardly ever uses his right hand.

In June of last year, Mladic was sentenced to life in prison. All appeals submitted by Mladic's defense were rejected.

The Hague Tribunal found Mladic guilty of murder, violation of the customs of war, deportation, inhumane transfer of population, terrorism, attacks on civilians, genocide in Srebrenica.