Hague Chief Prosecutor Mladić Trial to move faster

Hague Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz says the prosecution would do everything it could so that the trial of Ratko Mladć would be sped up as much as possible.

The former military leader of Serbs in Bosnia was indicted for war crimes and genocide.

After a meeting at the Prosecutors Office of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Tuesday, Brammertz told reporters that the tribunal’s prosecution had called for two separate trials in Mladić’s case, but that the judges had rejected this request.

The chief prosecutor added that a model was now being sought for the indictment to be shortened, which would save time by doing away with many lengthy personal testimonies.

He added that the prosecution would also insist on the tribunal accepting as many previously determined facts as possible.

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