Trial of Bosnian general is delayed
POSTED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 9:34am
NBC News — The presiding judge in the trial of former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic has indefinitely delayed the presentation of evidence. The judge cited errors by prosecutors in disclosing evidence to defense lawyers for the delay. The presentation of evidence had been scheduled to start later this month. Thursday is the second day of Mladic's trial.
Mladic faces eleven counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors were expected to outline Mladic's involvement in the 1995 massacre of 8000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. The presiding judge said the defense needed time to analyze the full scope and impact of the error and would establish a new starting date as soon as possible. Prosecutors did not object to the delay and have admitted to the errors.