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Mladic gets some charges dropped

Dec. 3, 2011 at 5:20 PM   |   Comments

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A war crimes tribunal has decided to reduce the number of charges against a former commander of Bosnian Serb forces because of his diminished health.

The court accepted the prosecutor's request Friday to drop 90 of the 196 charges against Gen. Ratko Mladic, the BBC reported.

Mladic, who was arrested in Serbia in May after being on the run for 16 years, is charged with genocide at Srebrenica, where 7,500 Muslim men and boys were killed in July 1995. He also faces charges connected to the 43-month siege of Sarajevo, from May 1992 to November 1995.

"In the interests of a fair and expeditious trial, the chamber fixes the number of crime sites or incidents of the charges in respect of which evidence may be presented by the prosecution in accordance with the prosecution submission," the trial chamber ruled.

The prosecution is to file an amended list of charges and a list of victims within two weeks, the U.N. News Center reported.

Topics: Ratko Mladic
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