July 12th, 2012
07:53 AM ET

Ratko Mladic taken to hospital, criminal trial adjourned for day

Ratko Mladic, who is on trial on charges he masterminded an army campaign to cleanse Bosnia of Croats and Muslims, was taken to the hospital Thursday as a precautionary measure, a court spokeswoman said.

"Proceedings were adjourned because he wasn't feeling well," said Nerma Jelacic, a spokeswoman for International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She did not release any details about his condition.

Mladic, whose trial began at the Hague in May, is accused of orchestrating a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the bloody civil war that ripped apart Yugoslavia. He has been indicted on 11 counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in the 1992-95 war.

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  1. Philip

    Ratko is yiddish for Bushco.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Seems to be a common ploy when these despots are on trial for their heinous crimes against humanity...hospitals do not absolve one from their crimes...

      July 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    There has been a mass reburial of 500 plus more victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. No coverage by the media of course.
    Yes a ploy@banasy .What a 'solace' for the families of the victims.
    Good morning@Philip.
    Very apt.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hope

    I look forward to the day Assad faces similar charges

    July 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    When will a US citizen face The Hague for war crimes? Or did US troops not do any, even if just following orders. (an excuse The Hague abolished during nazi warcrime tribunals)

    July 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |