Mothers of Srebrenica victims speak with @RSE_Balkan in Srebrenica today as Mladic’s trial begins.
“He has better [treatment] at the Hague Tribunal than I can have in the Serb Republic. They do not let us watch it [on live TV] when we want, like it’s not civilization. He cannot get the proper punishment. The mothers [of Srebrenica] should have been his judges – like he was a judge to our kids.
“No matter what sentence he gets, it will not make up for our sons. They were waiting 16 years to detain him. Shame on Serbia. I just had one wish to bring him to Bijeljina, to get him to our courtroom so that he can look into the eyes of [Srebrenica’s mothers] as it looks like he does not believe he did it. Why does he need a lawyer? Why does he postpone the trial for 6 months? How come that he is so important and so expensive? Whatever punishment he gets, it will not make up for our sons.”