First court date for Mladic set

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War crimes suspect Ratko Mladic will make his first appearance before a U.N. tribune in The Hague, Netherlands, on Friday, the court said. Full Story
Ratko Zlocinac

Mount Morris, MI

#1 Jun 1, 2011
War crimes suspect Ratko Mladic will make his first appearance before a U.N. tribune in The Hague, Netherlands, on Friday, the court said.

Nerma Jelacic, a spokeswoman with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, said Mladic was in the court's custody Wednesday after he lost his appeal against being extradited from Serbia, CNN reported.

Mladic, 69, who commanded Bosnian Serb forces during the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, faces charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws of war. He is accused of being responsible for the 1992-1995 Siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica massacre -- the largest mass murder in Europe since the Danube Swabians concentration camps of World War II.

Mladic, captured last week in Serbia after being on the run for 16 years, is being held in isolation in the U.N. detention unit at The Hague, Jelacic said. Following a full medical examination by the unit's medical staff, Mladic's health will be monitored and any necessary treatment provided.

Milos Saljic, Mladic's lawyer in Belgrade, Serbia, argued his client wouldn't be able to participate in the trial because of poor health.

Serbian Justice Minister Snezana Malovic said Mladic's extradition demonstrates that Balkan War war crime suspects will be brought to justice, CNN reported.

"Bringing Ratko Mladic in front of justice is a satisfaction to all the victims and their families," he said. "Serbia has fulfilled its moral obligation by its extradition of Mladic to The Hague."

Mladic was flown by the Serbian government from Belgrade to Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Tanjug reported. In Rotterdam, Dutch police transferred him by helicopter to the tribunal's detention unit.

Still unknown was whether Mladic would represent himself before the U.N. tribunal, B92 reported. However, attorney Tomislav Visnjic, who has represented several defendants before the international tribunal, said he didn't think Mladic would represent himself and the real question was whether he was healthy enough to stand trial.

Mladic's family and attorney "have expressed concern about his health, which could finally result in his unfitness to stand trial, to follow the trial or in his hampered ability to follow the trial," Visnjic said.
Nandrelle

UAE

#2 Jun 1, 2011
I cant wait for that day..karazdic cried when he first came into the court!

“bias cognizance”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#3 Jun 1, 2011
The BIg question is will this arrest and trial change the mentality of that region? If anyone believes it will for the positive then you are a bigger fool than Tadic! lol
diroguevara

Dubai, UAE

#4 Jun 1, 2011
Set in a leafy suburb, the Scheveningen detention center is already home to the former Bosnian Serb military leader's one-time political partner, Radovan Karadzic, currently on trial.
Other inmates include Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president charged with committing murder, rape and sexual slavery as he sought control of Sierra Leone's diamond mines or "blood diamonds," and Thomas Lubanga, the Congo warlord charged with recruiting child soldiers.lol all scums r there
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/31/ratk...
err

Sarnia, Canada

#5 Jun 1, 2011
serbian war criminals place is in the hague....everything else doesn't matter....

“bias cognizance”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#6 Jun 1, 2011
I see somebody doesn't like when their whole perception of their existence is a BIG disappointment and travesty! Still no reason to give me clueless, nuts and spam mark!
diroguevara

Dubai, UAE

#7 Jun 1, 2011
err wrote:
serbian war criminals place is in the hague....everything else doesn't matter....
It surprised almost no one that Ratko Mladic, the most wanted man in Europe, turned up Thursday living in a quiet Serbian village an hour's drive from Belgrade. But the very fact that the army general accused of ordering the massacre of thousands of civilians was captured and will stand trial for war crimes should warn mass murderers around the world that they will not go unpunished.And maybe now my homeland can finally start to move forward.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diana-jenkins/r...
Diana Jenkins

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