Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic on Trial for War Crimes

- 2012-05-17T17:29:14Z

Photograph by Amel Emric/AP Photo

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War Crimes

Bosnians pass a television screen in Sarajevo on May 16, 2012 as charges are read against Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic during a live broadcast of the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Twenty years after Serbian forces unleashed a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, their military commander, Mladic, on Wednesday faced trial for charges of masterminding atrocities throughout the country's devastating war from 1992 to 1995.

The Associated Press reports that Alphons Orie, the presiding judge in the UN trial, has delayed indefinitely the presentation of evidence that had been scheduled to start later this month due to "errors" by prosecutors in disclosing the evidence to defense lawyers. Orie said judges are still analyzing the "scope and full impact" of the error with the aim of establishing a new starting date "as soon as possible."