DAY 2: MLADIC'S BOSNIAN GENOCIDE TRIAL, HOURS OF OPENING STATEMENTS
On day 2 of Ratko Mladic’s Bosnian genocide trial at the Hague, prosecutors focused on the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. (watch video Part I and II of May 17, 2012).
Unexpectedly, judge suspended Ratko Mladic's genocide and war crimes trial indefinitely Thursday after prosecutors failed to disclose thousands of documents to the former Bosnian Serb military chief's defense team — a ruling that could delay the trial for months. Presiding judge Alphons Orie said he was delaying the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal case due to "significant disclosure errors" by prosecutors, who are obliged to share all evidence with Mladic's lawyers.
Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) Main Staff, stands accused of genocide against Bosniak civilians in eight (8) municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina from May 1992 to late 1995. Watch Opening Statements, DAY 2 ↓