Judge postpones evidence in Mladic trial

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Former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic is seen at the start of his trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday May 16, 2012. Twenty years after the opening shots of the Bosnian War, Mladic has gone on trial on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, his appearance at the UN tribunal marks the end of a long wait for justice to survivors of the 1992-95 war that left some 100,000 people dead. (AP Photo/Toussaint Kluiters, Pool)
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Former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic is seen at the start of his trial at the Yugoslav …

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The presiding judge in the U.N. trial of Gen. Ratko Mladic has delayed indefinitely the presentation of evidence that had been scheduled to start later this month due to "errors" by prosecutors in disclosing evidence to defense lawyers.

Alphons Orie said Tuesday he was delaying the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal case due to "significant disclosure errors" by prosecutors who are obliged to share all their evidence with Mladic's defense team.

He says judges are still analyzing the "scope and full impact" of the error.

He says he aims to establish a new starting date "as soon as possible."

Prosecutors already had admitted the errors and did not object to a delay in the trial. Mladic's attorney has asked for a six-month delay.

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