The Hague: Mladic's Trial Resumes

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Ratko Mladic, the wartime Bosnian Serb general, returned to court on Monday to face the first witness testifying against him in his war crimes trial at The Hague. The witness, Elvedin Pasic, 34, broke down in tears several times as he described one of the 1992-95 Bosnian war's early large-scale killings of civilians, including many of his friends and relatives. The events Mr. Pasic described -- a massacre near the town of Grabovica, where as many as 150 Muslim men were killed by Serb forces -- were part of a 1992 campaign to drive non-Serbs from parts of Bosnia. As Mr. Mladic's trial resumed on Monday, after being suspended in May, the defense demanded another six months of preparation time.

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This article originally appeared in The New York Times.


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