Defence witness in Mladic case found dead

A Serbian forensic expert who was scheduled to testify in Ratko Mladic’s defence has been found dead in a hotel in the Netherlands, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia reported on Thursday.

Dusan Dunjic, forensic pathologist from Belgrade, was found dead in hotel, but police say they have no reason to suspect that crime has been committed.

The ICTY said that Dunjic died on Thursday in a hotel in The Hague and that a court official found the body, while the cause of death was being investigated.

Dunjic, about 65, was in The Hague to give evidence in the case against Mladic, who faces 11 charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the Bosnian war between 1992-95. He and former Bosnian Serb politician Radovan Karadzic are facing similar charges before the UN tribunal, and in particular for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the worst bloodshed on European soil since the second world war.

Last update: Tue, 08/12/2015 - 12:33
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