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Mladic To Go Before UN War Crimes Court This Week


International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) prosecutor Serge Brammertz speaks during a press conference on Ratko Mladic's case in The Hague on June 1

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) prosecutor Serge Brammertz speaks during a press conference on Ratko Mladic's case in The Hague on June 1

The UN war crimes tribunal says Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic will make his first appearance in court on June 3.

The arraignment hearing was scheduled today, after Mladic was transferred from Serbia to the tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands, on May 31.

At the hearing in two days, Mladic will be asked to enter pleas to the charges against him, which include genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

Mladic is accused of masterminding Bosnian Serb atrocities during the war, including the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica and the bloody four-year siege of Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo.

Mladic was arrested on May 26 in Serbia after 16 years as a fugitive from international justice.

compiled from agency reports
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