Mladic back in court for trial after health scare

Mladic back in court for trial after health scare

July 16th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

This video image made available by The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, shows former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic in the court room in The Hague, Netherlands Monday July 9, 2012. Mladic faces 11 charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. He denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/ICTY VIDEO)

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Mladic back in court for trial after health scare

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic is back in court for his genocide trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal after recovering from a health scare that saw him rushed to the hospital last week.

The 70-year-old Mladic rose slowly from his chair in the courtroom Monday as judges entered and then polished a pair of reading glasses as his attorney, Branko Lukic, resumed the cross-examination of a witness that was interrupted last Thursday when Mladic complained of feeling ill.

Neither Lukic nor Presiding Judge Alphons Orie has said anything about Mladic's health.

The tribunal released a statement Friday saying tests conducted at a Hague hospital showed Mladic was fit to stand trial.

He faces 11 charges alleging he masterminded Serb atrocities throughout the Bosnian war. Mladic denies wrongdoing.