In July 1995, close to 8,000 Muslims were executed in the fields around Srebrenica. This week, the Bosnian Serb army commander responsible for the massacre was finally found guilty. Ratko Mladić's life sentence coincides with warnings that “ethnic cleansing” is taking place in Myanmar, where recent reports have laid bare the murder of infants and the use of rape as a weapon against the Rohingya. The UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, thinks Mladić's sentencing is a warning to other perpetrators. “They will not escape justice, no matter how powerful they may be nor how long it may take. They will be held accountable,” he said.
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