At a status conference held before the Hague Tribunal, the Tribunal Chamber said it was satisfied with the preparations for the beginning of Ratko Mladic's trial.
Hague Tribunal judge Alphons Orie said that Ratko Mladic's plea to the amended indictment, which now includes charges for the murders committed in Bisevo village in 1995, was postponed, since the Tribunal Chamber had received a motion from the indictee complaining about his bad health.
Mladic, former Chief of the Main Headquarters with the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, is due to enter his plea to the third revised indictment at a later stage.
“The Chamber is satisfied with the efforts invested by both parties in preparation for the trial,” Judge Orie said at the status conference on Thursday.
In addition, the status conference discussed the motions, which the Hague Prosecution and Mladic's Defence are due to file with the Court in the coming period, in relation to agreed and determined facts.
Orie pointed out that the parties should submit their next report on the agreed facts by November 25.
The Hague Tribunal approved the Prosecution's request to postpone the deadline for disclosure of acquitting materials to the Defence until April 30, 2012.
Judge Orie said that the Chamber thought about issuing a warrant, requesting submission of a comprehensive report about the overall health condition of indictee Mladic.
Mladic, who was arrested in May this year, is charged with genocide committed in Srebrenica in July 1995 and genocide against the non-Serbian population in eight other Bosnian municipalities in 1992.
In addition, Mladic is charged with persecuting Bosniaks [Muslims] and Croats throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, terrorizing Sarajevo residents by a shelling and sniping campaign and taking members of the United Nations hostages in the period from 1992 to 1995.
In October the Hague Prosecution amended the indictment against Mladic, adding charges for the murders committed in Bisina village in relation to genocide committed in July 1995, which were not part of the earlier version of the indictment.
The next status conference is due to be held on December 8, 2011.
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