Date: May 16 2012
The former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic has appealed for a six-month delay in the start of his Yugoslav war crimes trial, saying delays by prosecutors in disclosing evidence could lead to a miscarriage of justice.
The motion filed by his lawyers was his latest attempt to delay his trial, which is due to start today.
Last week he also sought a postponement, asking for the Dutch presiding judge to be replaced. The court has not yet ruled on Friday's appeal by Mladic to have presiding judge Alphons Orie replaced, alleging he is biased.
Mladic faces 11 charges, including two counts of genocide, alleging that he orchestrated atrocities by Serb fighters throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian war.
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