Mladic's War Crimes Trial Halted
Prosecution failed to disclose evidence to defense
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2012 6:46 AM CDT
Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic arrives on May 16, 2012 at the International Criminal Tribunal before the opening of his war crimes trial.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Justice for the accused Butcher of Bosnia is once again on hold: Ratko Mladic's war crimes trial was suspended today in only its second day, after it came to light that the prosecution had failed to disclose some evidence against Mladic to the defense as required. It's not clear what the evidence was, notes CNN, nor how long the hiatus will last, but the omission ground to a halt the prosecution's plans to focus today on the Srebrenica massacre. Mladic was less than remorseful in court yesterday, and kicked off this morning's appearance by applauding himself, reports the Telegraph.

 

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