August 26, 2020 - 16:47 AMT
Ratko Mladic to address judges in Srebrenica appeal

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic is due to address judges in The Hague as part of an appeal against his conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity, the BBC reports.

He was jailed for life in 2017 for his part in the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995 when about 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed.

Mladic's lawyers have argued he was far away from the town when it happened.

The second and final day of the hearing opened on Wednesday, August 26.

It is taking place at a UN court which is considering appeals and remaining cases from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which ended in 2017.

Mladic's health problems and coronavirus restrictions delayed proceedings earlier.

Meanwhile, the prosecution is urging judges to convict Mladic on a further genocide charge.

The Srebrenica massacre was the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two.