Mladic back in court for trial after health scare

Associated Press

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.

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