Mladic due in Belgrade court for extradition case
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Genocide suspect Ratko Mladic in due in a Belgrade court for a hearing which is a legal step toward his extradition to a U.N. war crimes tribunal.
Europe's most wanted war crimes fugitive was arrested Thursday in a northern Serbian village after 16 years on the run. The hearing is set for noon (1000 GMT) Friday.
The Bosnian Serb wartime army commander is facing international war crimes charges, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
Thursday's extradition hearing was adjourned due to what Mladic's lawyer claimed was his poor health.
Serbian war crimes prosecutors claim the stalling seems to be Mladic's tactics to delay his extradition to the U.N. tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands.