Awaiting the second instance verdict against the former general of the Bosnian Serb Army Ratko Mladic, N1 visited his birth-place, Bozanovici village in the Kalinovik Municipality, in south-east Bosnia where camera-shy residents see him as a hero.
Mladic’s cousin Zoran Mladic told N1 that Mladic’s brothers have died over the past few years. He thinks the verdict against his cousin is unfair.
“If there was justice, he wouldn’t have even been there. He doesn’t belong there. He didn’t commit any crime. And now that they have condemned him and are judging him, it is to their credit. I would tell him from this place, if he could hear me, to hold on tight as he held on so far. To be what he is. He will remain a legend of the Serb people, a hero no matter what,” Mladic’s cousin told N1.