News 20 Jun 14

Ratko Mladic Trial Again Interrupted by Illness

The war crimes trial of the former Bosnian Serb military leader, which has been suspended several times because of Mladic’s health, was interrupted again when he was hospitalised.

Justice Report

Mladic’s trial did not resume this week after he was taken to Bronovo hospital in The Hague on Monday suffering from stomach flu, his defence lawyer, Branko Lukic, told the judges.

After spending a day being treated, Mladic was returned to the hospital in the Hague Tribunal’s detention unit in Scheveningen.

Presiding judge Alphons Orie said that Mladic had not given up his right to attend the trial and so it could not continue in his absence.

Mladic has already had two strokes during the course of the trial, which began in 2012.

He is charged with genocide in Srebrenica, the persecution of Muslims and Croats throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, which reached the scale of genocide in seven municipalities, terrorising the population of Sarajevo and taking UN peacekeepers hostage.

It’s not yet clear whether the trial will resume next week.

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