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Former Bosnian Serb Military Chief Hospitalized At Hague


Bosnian Serb ex-army chief Ratko Mladic at The Hague

Bosnian Serb ex-army chief Ratko Mladic at The Hague

Officials from the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia say ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic has been taken to a hospital after complaining of feeling ill at his genocide trial.

A tribunal spokeswoman said on July 12 that Mladic was checked by a nurse at the court and then taken to a hospital "as a precautionary measure."

In the wake of the incident, Mladic's trial on 11 charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity was adjourned for the day.

The first witnesses began testifying this week against the former general, who has denied any wrongdoing.

Mladic, 70, has previously complained of heath problems and reportedly suffered two strokes during his years in hiding. He was captured last year after 16 years on the run as an indicted fugitive.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters
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