Mladic trial to resume June 25

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Posted: May 24, 2012 11:06 AM
Mladic trial to resume June 25

The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal says the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic will resume June 25th, about a month later than initially planned.

The trial was put on hold shortly after it began this month after defense attorneys said prosecutors had failed to disclose all case documents.

Judges agreed, saying the disclosure failures by prosecutors were significant enough to warrant a delay. But on Thursday the judges rejected a defense request for a six-month halt, saying a shorter postponement of the original May 29 date to hear the first witness was more reasonable.

Mladic is facing charges including alleged genocide for his role as the top military commander of overseeing the massacre of at least 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica, Bosnia in 1995.