Ratko Mladic Expected to Boycott Hague Hearing Monday
Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb military leader, has threatened he would not attend the plea hearing on Monday, demanding to be able to choose his own lawyers.
He wants to be represented by Belgrade-based attorney Milos Salic and another Russian lawyer, but officials from the tribunal are yet to scrutinize their their qualifications and eligibility, as they have not had enough time to do that.
Salic himself has said that if Mladic "is forced" to attend the Monday court session "he will certainly not enter his pleas," The Telegraph reports.
Even though Mladic will most probably fail to attend Monday's hearing, preparations for the hearing are ongoing as planned, since the tribunal had not been officially informed of any planned boycott, a spokesperson has declared.
Mladic stands accused of genocide, violations of the laws and customs of war and crimes against humanity during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia. He was arrested in Serbia on May 26 after 16 years spent hiding from the international justice.
We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!
- » Day 340 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv is Negotiating the Supply of Long-Range Missiles
- » Former NATO General became the New President of the Czech Republic
- » Day 339 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Heaving Fighting for Vuhledar and Bakhmut
- » Austria and the Netherlands are "United in Opposition to Schengen Expansion"
- » 2023 Bosnia and Hercegovina: Putinians to Establish Institutional Control of the Country
- » Ursula von der Leyen: Strengthening the Bulgarian-Turkish Border is a Priority