BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A defense lawyer says Ratko Mladic's mental state is "alarming" and he should not be extradited to a U.N. war crimes tribunal.
Milos Saljic told reporters Sunday: "I can tell you that his health condition today is much worse then yesterday. It is worse psychologically."
Europe's most wanted war crimes fugitive, Mladic, is being held in a Serbian jail after his arrest on Thursday after 16 years on the run. The 69-year-old is charged by the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, for genocide during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
He could be extradited as early as Monday if a judge rejects his appeal of a decision to move him to The Hague.
His defense team and family have said he suffers from several health problems. Serbian prosecutors say he is fit to stand trial.